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TO THEE OUR DEAR OAKWOOD 

CHORUS 

To thee our dear Oakwood 
To thee we shall ever sing 
For decades thou has stood 
Thy name shall ever ring. 
Here we spend our happy days. 
And we love to sing thy praise. 
And where-ever we may be, 
We will always be true to thee, 
Our worthy old, old O.C 

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Our dear Oakwood within whose vale 

Thy standards will not fail, 

Our hearts are filled with wondrous cheer 

When thoughts of thee draw near, 

We love thy pines, thy elms, thy oaks 

And campus always green, 

Thy many flowers and distant mounts. 

Form one impressive scene. 

2. 

From states afar and isles of sea 

Thy students come to thee. 

And fain do linger in thy halls 

Enlightened truthfully 

From nature's scenes they ever learn, 

And study from thy soil. 

Till many more thy works discern. 

We'll pray for thee and toil. 

3. 
As happy birds come in the spring 
And sing not for their pay. 
Rich, natural melodies they bring 
Cheering thruout the day. 
We too will serve thee faithfully 
in all we do and say. 
We hope in God, we trust in thee 
True and loyal we'll be. 

O. B. EDWARDS 



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Welcome Homell! 



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Best Wishes on this Our 




1 9th Annual Homecoming 
Celebration 



"Building Solid Foundations 
Our Determined Goal" 



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GREETINGS AND WELCOME!!! 



Words fail to express our appreciation 
for your generous and faithful support 
through the years. Your support has not 
been limited to financial contributions, but 
also includes the support given by your 
professional lives; for your Christian life 
and its impact in your community is the 
bottom-line proof of Oakwood's ministry. 

The challenge before us is great, but as 
we join hands and hearts, in the providence 
of Almighty God we can be assured that 
our College — Oakwood College — wi 
continue to be Today's College for Tomor 
row's Leader si 

B. F. REAVES 
President 




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L. A. PASCHAL 



Welcome to Homecoming '86, our 19th 
gathering of the Oakwood Family. It is 
hoped that the activities of the week-end 
will help us become better acquainted, 
more closely knit, and strengthen our 
togetherness for the onward growth and 
progress of our college. 

If we are to be responsive to the needs 
i of Oakwood and Black Adventist youth, the 
thousands of us that are here to celebrate 
this Homecoming, must put forth every ef- 
fort to increase our giving substantially. 
May our commitment to Oakwood College 
be revitalized as a result of our experiences 
and fellowship this week-end. 

''Building Solid Foundations" must be 
our Determined Goallll 

L. A. PASCHAL 

President, Oakwood 

College National Alumni Association 



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NATIONAL ALGMNI ASSOCIATION OFFICERS 
— 1984-1986 — 

President LEE. A. PASCHAL 

Vice President GARLAND DGLAN 

Recording Secretary EDNA LETT WILLIAMSON 

Corresponding Secretary DOLORES K. ETTER 

Treasurer RICHARD NORMAN 

Asst. Treasurer HAROLD JACOBS 

Parliamentarian EARDELL J. RASHFORD 

Sergeant-at-Arms FESTCJS VALENTINE 

Chaplain SARAH M. LESTER 

Public Relations JAMES P. WILLIS 

REGIONAL VICE PRESIDENTS 

Allegheny East MYRTLE MGRPHY 

Allegheny West CONNIE S. MAYFIELD 

California ALEAN MIDDLETON 

Central States EUGENE CARTER 

Lake Region THOMASINE WRIGHT 

Northeastern JESSIE M. GODLEY BRADLEY 

South Atlantic KATIE G. SETTLE 

Southeastern JIMMY BROWN 

Southwest MANDY MARTIN 




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LOCAL CHAPTERS 

Atlanta, Georgia 
J. G. Thomas 
Mary Palmer Jackson 

Arizonans for Oakwood College 

Baltimore, Maryland 

California: 
Bay Area 
Empire 
Los Angeles 
Central California 
Northern California 
San Diego 

Charleston, South Carolina 

Charlotte, North Carolina 

Chicago, Illinois 

Columbus, Ohio: 

Columbus 

J. Estelle Barnett 

Dayton, Ohio 

Durham, North Carolina 

Florida: 
Miami 

Central Florida (Orlando) 
Tampa 

Huntsville, Alabama: 
D. B. Reid 
J. L. Moran 

Indianapolis, Indiana 

Kansas City, Mo. Monroe Burgess 

Michigan: 
Detroit 
Michiana 
Motor City-Detroit 

Nashville, Tennessee 

New Haven, Connecticut 

New Harleans, Louisiana 

New York-A. Samuel Rashford 

Pine Forge, Pennsylvania 

Portland, Oregon 

Savannah, Georgia-Anna Knight 

Texas: 

Dallas 

Hou-Chap (Houston) 

Washington, D.C. 



PRESIDENTS 

Dorothy Knight Marsh 
John McNeil 

Sharon O'Bannon 

Anna C. Timpson 

Carolyn Monk 
James Warren 
Alean Middleton 
S. Arthur Bushnell 
Ed Belton 
Maudester George 

Conrad Jeremiah, Sr. 

Michael Jones 

Patricia Burns 

Darryl Roe 
Sarah M. Lester 

B. Griffith 

Charles Campbell 

Jimmy Brown 
Winton Forde 
Alphonso Mitchell 

Harry Swinton 
Danny Blanchard 

Lizzie Strange 

Lawrence Lucas 

David Brezzell 
Alfred Holiday 
Ethereda McChristian 

Cynthia Nutt Roberts 

Jessie M. G. Bradley 

Ellen Williams 

Edna Lett Williamson 

Ruth M. Green 

Alphonso Small 

Chlora Jones 



Willie Hucks 
Calvin Eakins 

Myrtle Murphy 




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1986 HOMECOMING COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSONS 

Homecoming 

Coordinator DR. GARLAND DGLAM, 

National Vice President 

Registration 

and information GARLAND DGLAN / 

MINNEOLA DIXON 

CJNCF Banquet DOROTHY SMITH 

Homecoming Journal EDNA LETT WILLIAMSON 

Vesper Service (Friday) CONNIE STRONG MAYFIELD 

Sabbath Sciiooi ALEAN MIDDLETON 

Divine Worship LEE A. PASCHAL 

JAMES P. WILLIS 

Vesper Service (Saturday) SENIOR CLASS 1986 

J. FOLLETTE 

Awards Program JESSIE M. G. BRADLEY 

Mini-Concert D. BELL 

Musical Showcase GARLAND DGLAN 

Carnival D. SMITH 

Security HARRY DOBBINS 

Ushers & Deacons OLIVER DAVIS 

Golf Tournament LYNN ROSS 

Tennis Tournament PAGL ANTHONY 

Basketball Game LEONARD DOGGLASS 

3rd Annual Fun Run CALVIN EAKINS 

and HOGSTON CHAPTER 

Skating CAROL MOORE 

Alumni Business Sessions L. A. PASCHAL 

Rhyne Medical Symposium VICTOR DGNCAN 



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HOMECOMING JOURNAL COMMITTEE 

EDNA LETT WILLIAMSON, New York City— Chairperson 

LOGISE DAVIS, Pittsburgh, Pa. 

DOLORES ETTER, Teaneck. N.J. 

SARAH LESTER, Columbus, Ohio 

MANDY MARTIN, Dallas, Texas 

CONNIE MAYFIELD, Columbus, Ohio 

ALEAN MIDDLETON, Los Angeles, Ca. 

MYRTLE MURPHY, Washington, D.C. 

ELLIOTT NUNEZ, Benton Harbor, Mich. 

KATIE SETTLE, Atlanta, Ga. 




EDNA LETT WILLIAMSON 





CONNIE STRONG MAYFIELD 



DOLORES ETTER 



MYRTLE G. MURPHY 






MANDY J. MARTIN 



ELLIOTT NQNEZ 



KATIE G. SETTLE 



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DR. GARLAND DGLAN — HOMECOMING COORDINATOR 



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MRS. MINNEOLA WILLIAMS-DIXON, *51 
Directress, Department of Alumni Affairs 



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Homecoming Speakers 






John Nixon is product of church schools. 
He attended Bethel Elementary School, 
Northeastern Academy, and graduated 
from Oakwood College with honors in the 
Class of '76. He is married to the former 
Januwoina Fields and they are the parents 
of three children: John II, Paul, and Clarise. 
After graduation, John was assigned Youth 
Pastor of the Ephesus Church in New York 
City. He served in this capacity three years, 
and temporarily succeeded Elder E. J. 
Humphrey as interim pastor of Ephesus. 
Since then, he served congregations in 
Boston, Cambridge, and one organized 
during his tenure in Brockton. He is 
presently pastor of The Hanson Place 
Church in Brooklyn, New York 




ELDER & MRS. JOHN NIXON 




FRED ALTON POLLJNS 



Friday Evening Vesper Speaker 

Fred Alton Pullins 

Education: Southwest Region Academy 
B.A. Oakwood College, Class of 1966 
M.Ed., Memphis State University, Supervi- 
sion and Education. 

Professional Experience: Dean of 
Academy boys, Oakwood College; Prin- 
cipal, Aley S.D.A. Academy, Memphis, 
Tennessee; Principal, Cadet Inter Faith 
School, Holly Springs, Mississippi; Prin- 
cipal, Mt. Calvary S.D.A. Academy, Tampa, 
Florida; Alumni Affairs Director, Oakwood 
College. Presently, Principal, Oakwood 
Academy. 



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PAST PRESIDENTS 




J. L. MORAN 
1932-1945 



F. L. PETERSOM 
1945-1954 



C. J. MILLET 
1954-1963 




A. V. PINKNEY 
1963-1966 



F. W. HALE, JR. 

1966-1971 



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C. B. ROCK 
1971-1985 






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THOSE WE HAVE LOVED AND LOST FOR A WHILE 



MRS. ANNE BATTLE 
GEORGE L. HALL 
IDA JAMES BROOKS 
JOSEPHINE FLOWERS 
WILLIAM DeSHAY, SR. 
ELDER DOGGLAS C. BATSON 
CARLETON GALLEY 
MARY JANE DAWES 
ETHEL VARNADO ROBINSON 
MAURICE VALENTINE 
ELDER W. S. BANFIELD, SR. 
GEORGE SMALLWOOD 
ELDER RUSSELL NELSON 
PROF. REGINALD BARNES 
MRS. JOY FORDE 
THOMAS DOWNES 
TITGS CONRAD DUNCAN 
MRS. NOVELLA HALE 
MRS. DOROTHY MARTIN 
MRS. JOSEPHINE ROBERTS 
FAITH B. MORGAN 
PHYLISS BOWMAN OZAN 



if you desire to have your loved one listed on the Mational Alumni Memorial 
Homecoming page, please send the name to the Memorial Committee by 
January 15, 1987. 



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VESPER SERVICE 

Friday, March 28, 1986 — 6:00 p.m. 

OAKWOOD COLLEGE CHURCH 
CONNIE STRONG MAYFIELD, Chairperson 

PIANIST Ethel McKenzie Bradford 

ORGANIST Marcellus Breach 

SONG SERVICE Elder C. E. Moseley. 26 

OPENING SONG 

SCRIPTURE READING Charlie Mae Porter Hawk, 46 

PRAYER Frances Hudson Bliss. 46 

SPECIAL MUSIC Aeolians 

WELCOME Elder Lee A. Paschal, 46 

President, Oakivood College National Alumni Association 

Rosa Banks. Vice President. 
Institutional Advancement and Planning 

ANNOUNCEMENTS Garland Dulan, Vice President. 

Oakivood College National Alumni Association and Homecoming Coordinator 

OFFERING Elder L. A. Paschal 

REMARKS Elder Napoleon Smith, 16 

SPECIAL MUSIC Aeolians 

John Dennison, Head of Music Department. Oakwood College 

INTRODUCTION OF SPEAKER Joseph Redcross. 66 

MEDITATION Terrilyn Jackson 

SERMON Fred Pullins, 66 

CLOSING SONG Edythe Sumpter Karr, 56 

SPECIAL MUSIC Handbell Ringers. 

Los Angeles Gniversit\ Church. California 

BENEDICTION Elder Franklin Hill. '46 



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OAKWOOD COLLEGE HOMECOMING 
SABBATH SCHOOL PROGRAM 

MARCH 29, 1986 — 9:00-10:30 A.M. 

VON BRAGN CIVIC CENTER ARENA 

MRS. ALEAN W. MIDDLETON 
Superintendent 

HENRY W. MOSLEY MERVIN E. WARREN 

Organist Pianist 

MEDITATION Henry W. Mosley 

Mervin E. Warren 

SONG SERVICE Elder William R. Wright, Jr. 

OPENING SONG Hymn No. 581 

"My Hope is Built on Nothing Less" 

SCRIPTURE AND PRAYER Dr. Lilly Nelson 

WELCOME Elder S. Arthur Bushnell 

SUPERINTENDENT'S REMARKS Mrs. Alean W. Middleton 

SPECIAL MUSIC Handbell Ringers 

Los Angeles, University Church 

INTRODUCTION TO MISSIONS Mrs. Carolyn Monk 

"Days of Small Beginnings" — West Coast Students 

OFFERING Mr. Edward Belton 

SPECIAL MUSIC Handbell Ringers 

Los Angeles, University Church 

LESSON HIGHLIGHTS West Coast Students 

CLOSING SONG Sound Spectrum 

Veronica Howell, Colleen Pierre-Louis, Browning, 
Janine Pierre-Louis 

CLOSING PRAYER Mrs. Sharon O'Bannon 

Program Coordinator, Alean W. Middleton 
Missions Script written by Elder Earl A. Canson 



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DIVINE WORSHIP 
Sabbath, March 29, 1986 — 1 1:00 a.m. 

L. A. PASCHAL, Chairperson J. P. WILLIS, Associate Chairperson 

PRELUDE 

INTROIT 

CALL TO WORSHIP 

INVOCATION Elder M. B. Smith, 16 

MUSIC Oakwood College Choir, Eurydice Osterman 

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS Elder L. A. Paschal 46 

President, National Alumni Association 
Dr. Benjamin F. Reaves 
President, Oakwood College 

The Honorable Joe Davis 
Mayor, Huntsuille, Alabama 

Elder Eric Ward 

Pastor, Oakwood College Church 

Elder C. E. Bradford 

Chairman, Board of Trustees, Oakwood College 

Mrs. Mineola W. Dixon 

Director, Alumni Affairs, Oakwood College 

Antwoyn Mells 

President, CISM, Oakwood College 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Dr. Garland Dulan 

Homecoming Coordinator 

PRESENTATION L. A. Paschal/Edna Lett Williamson 

The Concerned Committee for Christian Education — Wilfred G. Gooden 

HYMNOFWORSHIP Mrs. Alyce Follette 26 

SCRIPTURE Dr. Robert Andrews '56 

PRAYER Elder Calvin E. Moseley 26 

OFFERING Elder J, P. Willis 

MUSIC Oakwood College Choir 

INTRODUCTION OF SPEAKER Elder Stennett H. Brooks 76 

Treasurer. Northeastern Conference 

MEDITATION Michelle Cleveland Ammons 

SERMON Elder John Nixon 76 

Pastor, tianson Place S.D.A. Church. Brooklyn. N.Y. 

CLOSING HYMN Mrs. Vivian Moody Stokes 46 

BENEDICTION Elder Auldwin Humphrey 66 

Education Supt.. Lake Region Conference 



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AWARDS PROGRAM 

Von Bragn Civic Center Concert Hall 

Sabbath, March 29, 1986 — 3:30 p.m. 

DR. JESSIE M. GODLEY BRADLEY, Chairperson 
PROCESSIONAL 
HYMN OF CELEBRATION 

INVOCATION Sarah M. Lester 

GREETINGS Jessie M. Bradley 

PRESENTATION OF NATIONAL HONOREES 
Certificate of Merit Honorees: 

ALLEGHENY EAST Elder W. Albert Thompson 

(Myrtle Murphy, Lee Paschal) 

I ALLEGHENY WEST Mrs. Josephine Phillips 

if (Connie Mayfield, Chlora Jones) 

I PACIFIC UNION (CALIFORNIA) Mrs. Vivian Moody Stokes 

I (Alean Middleton, Patricia Burns) 

i! CENTRALSTATES Dr. Jose R. T. Richards 

(I (Eugene Carter, Jessie Bradley) 

'l LAKE REGION Mrs. Ella Lee 

(Thomasinc- Wright, Chlora Jones) 

NORTHEASTERN Mr. David Edwards 

(Jessie Bradley, Edna Lett Williamson) 

SOUTH ATLANTIC Mrs. Irene Miller Walker 

(Katie Settle, Dorothy Marsh) 

SOUTH CENTRAL Elder Charles Dudley 

(Lee Paschal, Edna Lett Williamson) 

SOUTHWEST Mrs. Helen Wiggan Beckett 

(Mandy Martin, Ellen Williams) 

MUSICAL SELECTION 






PRESIDENT'S AWARD Elder Napoleon Smith 

ALUMNUS OF THE YEAR Elder William R. Wright II 

(Lee Paschal, Alean Middleton) 

ALUMNA OF THE YEAR Mrs. Ruth Jordan Paschal 

(Edna Lett Williamson, Jessie Bradley) 

PARENTS OF THE YEAR Elder & Mrs. John J. Beale 

(Mandy Martin, Lee Paschal) 

BENEDICTION Elder J. P. Willis 

AWARDS COMMITTEE: Dr. Jessie M. G. Bradley, Chairperson 

Chlora Jones, Connie Mayfield, Patricia Burns, 

Alean Middleton, Edna Lett Williamson, Ellen Williams 

Plaques: Edna Lett Williamson, Lee A. Paschal 




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93 Years Young— Photo taken in 1983 



President's Award, Homecoming 1986 

ELDER NAPOLEON B. SMITH '16 

I, h. B. Smith, went into the "work" the 
first day of 1917 in Columbia, South 
Carolina. From there I was sent to pastor the 
Camden, South Carolina Church. I wasn't 
there long before I was enlisted in the U.S. 
Army. My time came to meet with the Local 
Board for induction. This was to take place 
immediately. There was considerable dis- 
cussion between me and the men on the 
Board, as to whether I should be drafted in 
the army as I was a minister. At that time 
only ordained ministers were excused from 
army duty. I had not yet been ordained so 
was requested to go. 

After my induction, I was tried beyond 
measure. Army officers attempted to see 
how much trouble they could give me about Sabbath keeping and not bearing arms. Of 
course, I stood for my religious belief and for having done so I was severely persecuted. I 
was put in prison. (The prison was a tent full of holes, near the river and unhealed) It was 
very cold. I suffered but I could take it, because I kept in mind why I was there and I could 
take it! Guards would escort me to get my meals and bring me back to jail. After 1 was in 
prison for a while and would always refuse to go out to work when they called me (They 
would call me to work on the Sabbath) I was taken before high ranking army officers to 
answer for my faith. They questioned me severely but God gave me the answers. After 
the session, they sent me back to jail. Witnessing the stand I took, they gave me my 
privilege to go into town on Sabbath. They bought the best of foods that I said I wanted. 
Truly God was with me! 

I returned to Camden after my army discharge, but to my sorrow the believers were 
all gone, some by death and otherwise. From there I was sent to Wilson. INorth Carolina. 
In those days we were required to pastor several churches. I had from three to si.x chur- 
ches at one time. Somehow God gave me strength to do so. Some Sabbaths. 1 would 
preach to three churches that day. 

The churches I pastored in Morth Carolina included: Asheville. Winston Salem. 
Charlotte, High Point, Salisbury, Greensboro, Durham, Raleigh, Fayetteville, Laurin- 
burgh, Wilmington, Lumbarton, Goldsboro, La Grange, Rocky Mount, Wilson. Mewbern. 
Kinston; in fact all the churches in the state. 

In South Carolina my pastorates were Greensville, Columbia, Sumter. Charleston. St. 
Stephen, Marion, Florence, Darlington, Orangeburg, Hemingway. Greenwood, and 
others. 

My churches in Georgia were at Mason, Rome, Fitzehall. etc. 

In Tennessee: Chattanooga, Knoxville, Morristown, and Cleveland. 

This is some of the work I have done. Many, many souls were baptized as a result of my 
labor. 

I retired in 1958 but I worked on until June of 1985. COGLD WORK OM IF THEY 
WOULD HIRE ME!!! (Smile). 






1986 Alumnus of the Year 

WILLIAM R. WRIGHT, JR. 










Elder William R. Wright, Jr. was born in 
Cincinnati, Ohio, May 19, 1940 — the eldest 
of four sons born to William and Zoe Wright. 

He has been a Seventh-day Adventist all 
of his life. He is married to the former Judi 
Simons and they have two sons, William 111, 
17 years old, and Brian Todd, who is 14 
years old. 

He graduated from Oakwood College in 
1964 with a Bachelors degree in Theology. 
In 1973, he received the Master of Arts 
degree in Sociology from Azusa Pacific 
University, California. 

His employment as a Seventh-day 
Adventist teacher began at Ramah Junior 
Adventist Academy, in Cleveland, Ohio 
where he worked for four-and-one-half years 
teaching grades 7-10. From Cleveland he was called to teach in Los Angeles, California 
in the Southern California Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. 

In California he taught at Los Angeles Gnion SDA School for one year — grades 7 and 
8. The following year he taught at Lynwood Adventist Academy, grades 9-11: Bible, 
English and Art. He was recalled the following year to Los Angeles Gnion School where 
he began his administrative experience as Principal/Business Manager for the next four 
years. 

He served as Principal of Oakwood College Academy for three years and then ac- 
cepted a call back to California as Principal of Golden Gate Academy, in Oakland for 
three years. Then he served in Central States Conference, in Kansas City, Missouri, as 
Education and Youth Director. Presently he is Principal/Business Manager of Lynwood 
Adventist Academy in Lynwood, California. This is the fifth year of his tenure. 

He received the opportunity to further his education in the Los Angeles area when he 
was accepted into the Education Specialist program at Loma Linda University, Riverside. 
In June of 1983 he earned the Ed.S. (Education Specialist) degree. He is now completing 
the final phase of his doctorate degree in Educational Administration and Leadership at 
Loma Linda Gniversity, and anticipates graduation in June, 1986. 

He is a firm believer in the American Educational System and has dedicated himself 
to the philosophy of Christian Education in the Seventh-day Adventist Church. There is a 
growing need for Black educators in the denomination with expertise in educational ad- 
ministration for higher education. 

Elder Wright is an active member of the Gniversity SDA Church, in Los Angeles; hav- 
ing served as local church elder. Sabbath School superintendent, Sabbath School 
teacher, Adventist Youth Leader, choir director and assistant evangelist. 

Bill was a member of the "Californians for Oakwood College" when it was first 
organized in the 60's. He was a charter member of the Northern California Chapter when 
it was organized in 1978 and he is presently a member of the Los Angeles Chapter. He is 
very active in promoting Oakwood College wherever he serves. 

He has held membership in various professional organizations and has received many 
special honors. His extra curricular activities include: small group therapy training, 
counseling, art appreciation, choral directing, sports and public relations. 



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1986 Alumna of the Year 

MRS. RUTH JORDAN PASCHAL 

Ruth Jordan Paschal is a native of 
Detroit, Michigan. Her undergraduate col- 
legiate days were spent at Oakwood Col- 
lege. She was a member of the Class of 1946 
and received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 
Elementary Education. She did 
postgraduate work at Tennessee State 
University in Nashville, Tennessee and 
Texas State Women's College in Dallas, 
Texas. She received her Master of Science 
Degree in Administration and Supervision 
from Manhattan College in New York City. 

Mrs. Paschal was a 4th grade teacher at 
Shiloh Academy in Chicago, Illinois. She is 
presently the Principal of R. T. Hudson 
Elementary School in the Bronx, New York. 
Her previous services as principal include F. H. Jenkins Elementary School in Nashville, 
Tennessee and Southwest Region Academy in Dallas, Texas. 

Ruth's professional affiliations include membership in the: 

• American Association of Elementary School Principals 

• American Association of School Administrators 

• American Association of Curriculum Development 

• Northeastern Association of Principals 

• Atlantic Union Education Committee 

She is a member of the Board of Trustees of Northeastern Academy and has 
rendered valuable service on several accreditation teams in the Atlantic Union and the 
Southwestern Region. 

Ruth's loyalty to Oakwood College and the Oakwood College Alumni Association 
has never wavered. As a loyal daughter of Oakwood, she has been responsible for direct- 
ing many young people to her alma mater. She is an active member of the A. Samuel 
Rashford Chapter of the Oakwood College Alumni Association and was previously a 
member of the alumni chapters of Dallas. Texas and Nashville, Tennessee. 

Mrs. Paschal is a world traveler and has visited the Far East, Africa, Europe, India. 
Mexico, Canada, the Caribbean and Bermuda. 

Although she leads a full professional life, our nominee for Alumna of the Year is the 
wife of Elder Lee A. Paschal, Communications Director of Northeastern Conference of 
Seventh-day Adventists and also enjoys life as a mother and grandmother. 

The A. Samuel Rashford Chapter appreciates her faithful and willing service to our 
organization, as well as her unselfish sharing of her husband with the National Alumni 
Association as he fulfills his duties as our president. 

Mrs. Paschal has been the recipient of several awards, including a Citation for more 
than 25 years of Service to Christian Education trom the Atlantic Union and the Educa- 
tion Award in The Salute to Educators, 1979. For the past 14 years, she has served nobl\ 
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Oakwood College Parents of the Year 

ELDER & MRS. JOHN J. BEALE 

The life of Elder and Mrs. John J. Beale has been that of service, 
dedication and endurance. Together they have touched untold numbers 
across the globe. Little has been their physical reward but great is the ap- 
preciation of those whom they have inspired. 

Elder Beale began his studies at Oakwood College in 1946 after serv- 
ing in the Armed Forces from 1943 to 1945. In 1949 Elder Beale 
graduated from the college with a B.A. in Theology. Gpon graduation 
President F. L. Peterson called Elder Beale to service in the Oakwood Col- 
lege educational mission field. Tirelessly Professor Beale served as in- 
structor, theologian and scholar. Among his many accomplishments, 
Elder Beale also served as pastor of the Oakwood College Church and 
Chairman of the Religion Department. His students remember his 
outstanding contributions in the areas of speech and the eschatological 
books of Daniel and Revelations. Refusing to retire from active service 
Elder Beale began a new life as a missionary. From 1975 to 1985 Elder 
Beale served in Bermuda, Jamaica, West Indies, and Transkei, South 
Africa. The story does aot end here, for in 1985 Elder Beale served as 
Pastor of the BeMaire S.D.A. Church In Houston, Texas. Under his leader- 
ship the church has grown from a few members to over seventy-five. 






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Mrs Beale was the motivating force of her family, encouraging and 
supporting her husband and children in their educational and professional 
pursuits. Sacrificing her own academic advancement, Mrs. Beale waited 
to complete her education after rearing eleven children. In 1972 she was 
awarded a B.S. in Psychology from Oakwood College. Truly, according 
to modern standards Mrs. Beale is a "Super Woman" for she served as full 
time mother of eleven, faithful college employee and student over many 
years. From 1958 through 1977 Mrs. Beale served as Hostess of the Stu- 
dent Center. Also from 1963 through 1968 Mrs. Beale served as Assistant 
Dean of Women at Oakwood College. Mrs. Beale is praised by the 
students that knew her well as a caring counselor and mother. Her 
children honor her for maintaining her many roles without the sacrifice of 
any. 

The success of parents can be measured in their children. Of the nine 
surviving children all are faithful and dedicated members of the Seventh- 
day Adentist Church. Six of the sons have followed in the footsteps of 
their father as local church Elders. Praise the Lord! Three of the children 
have achieved advanced degrees in Medicine, Law and Business. The re- 
maining six children have achieved in the business world from stock 
brokering to computer technician. There are twenty-one lively, healthy 
grandchildren who testify to the goodness of God. 

CHILDREN 

J. Michael Beale — Office Systems Engineer 

David A. Beale — President of O.F.C. and Vice President of G.G.F.C. 
Mark D. Beale — B.S. Biology, Alabama A & M University — M.D. 
Psychiatry, MeHarry University 

Vincent W. Beale — Chairman of the Board O.F.C, and Senior Vice 

President of G.G.F.C 
Victor W. Beale — Computer Technician 
Eileen P. Morton — Executive Secretary 
Samuel C. Beale — B.S. Philosophy-Economics — Harvard University, 

J.D. Ohio State University, May 1986 
Bernard B. Beale — B.A. History — Oakwood College — M.S. Business. 

Aurora University — Account Executive G.G.F.C. 
Johnathan E. Beale — Attending Oakwood College — Business 
GRANDCHILDREN 

Michael, Michelle, David li, Timothy. Joseph, Carmen. Stacy. 
Elizabeth, Mark Jr., Vincent Jr., Aaron, Robert. Victor Jr.. Kemisha. Ed- 
ward E. Morton Jr., Candice, Samuel 11, William, Jason, Bernard li, 
Melanie. 

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Allegheny East Conference Certificate of Merit 

ELDER W. ALBERT THOMPSON 

Elder W. Albert Thompson, a native of 
Tampa, Florida, was reared in the southern 
section of Mew Jersey. He was greatly in- 
fluenced by his mother and grandmother 
who were the only Black Adventist in that 
area. They held membership in the Cape 
May Court House Church. 

In his late teens, he attended the 
Bridgeton, New Jersey Seventh-day Adven- 
tist Church on a regular basis and finally 
joined that church. This year he was 
finishing high school and had been offered a 
scholarship to study at one of state univer- 
sities. His Interest was medicine, so he plan- 
ned to pursue a pre-medical course. 

Before enrolling at the University, he 
read about the religious training offered at Oakwood Jr. College, which greatly impress- 
ed him, so he decided to attend Oakwood for one half year before enrolling at the Univer- 
b.L^ . One week at Oakwood College changed the entire course of his life and he decided 
to stay at Oakwood without a scholarship and work his way through college. He 
graduated from Oakwood in 1938. Later he continued his professional training by enroll- 
ing at Howard University and the Seventh-day Adventist Seminary in Washington, D.C. 

While attending Oakwood College, he received the call from God to enter the Gospel 
Ministry. His love for Oakwood is evidenced by his consistent support of the institution 
through the years. He has maintained membership in the Oakwood Alumni Association 
and currently serves as chaplain of the local D.C. Chapter. He enjoyed the privilege of 
serving on the Oakwood College Board of Trustees for many years. 

Elder Thompson, a dedicated and efficient worker, has forged a remarkable career 
and rendered outstanding service to the cause of God. His many positions of leadership 
include: 

• Outstanding pastorial service in Charleston, West Virginia, Camden, Mew Jersey, 
Bridgeton, Mew Jersey, Atlantic City, Mew Jersey, Wilesboro, Mew Jersey, Ephesus 
Church, D.C. (now Dupont Park Church). Ebenezer in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and 
Berea Temple, Baltimore, Maryland. 

• Evangelist: As a result of his evangelistic pursuits, four churches were organized: 
Huntington, West Virginia, Morth Philadelphia, Sharon in Baltimore, Maryland, and 
Beacon Light in Annapolis, Maryland. 

• Secretary/Treasurer — Allegheny Conference 

• President of Allegheny East Conference for three terms 

• Executive Secretary of Columbia Union Conference, the first of our ethnic group to 
serve in an official capacity in a Union in the Morth American Division. 

Elder Thompson's post-retirement activities are an 18 month tour of duty as pastor of 
Edmondson Heights Church in Baltimore, Maryland. Currently he is serving as pastor of 
the Bladensburg, Maryland Church. 

Elder Thompson is a family man, married to the former Mary J. Martin of Min- 
neapolis, Minnesota, and they are the parents of two daughters: Cheryl Marie and Renee 
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JOSEPHINE PHILLIPS PULLINS 




Josephine Phillips-Pullins is a member of a family that has dedicated 
years of service to others and to Oakwood College. She is the daughter of 
Hurley Frazier-Phillips also a graduate of Oakwood College and the grand- 
daughter of the late Louis Frazier, a pioneer of the Adventist work in the 
South and one of the first parents to send their children to Oakwood. 

Josephine is a conscientious worker in her church, Sabbath School 
activities, as well as the community and the church school. She reflects 
her christian character among her patients and staff. 

Josephine is the Head/Nurse/lnpatient Coordinator for the Alcohol 
Dependency Treatment Program at the Veterans Administration Medical 
Center, Cincinnati, Ohio. In this role, for the past six years, she has 
directed the treatment of the alcholol/substance abuser and provided lear- 
ning opportunities for her staff, the Veteran and their families. 

Josephine is the President of Oakwood College National Alumni 
Association, Cincinnati Area Chapter. She and her officers hosted the Na- 
tional Alumni Executive Officers Meeting in 1984 and representatives 
from many chapters were in attendance. 

Josephine is a graduate of the Oakwood Academy. She is a dedicated 
supporter of Oakwood College. Her children are graduates of the College 
Candace Lynn Pullins '81 and Antoine PuUins '84. 

Josephine and her family appreciate and value close family ties. She 
is in the process of developing plans to complete the dreams of her late 
uncle T. T. Frazier, a place for Seventh Day Adventists to retire in Hunts- 
ville, Alabama. The project will be identified as the T. T. Frazier Retire- 
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Certificate of Merit 

DR. JOSE' RODOLFO THOMAS-RICHARDS 

Orthopaedic and Hand Surgeon 

Dr. J. R. Thomas-Richards was born in 
Venezuela, South America, obtaining his ear- 
ly education at Caribbean Union College, 
West Indies, and at age 13, he accepted Jesus 
Christ as his personal Saviour, and was bap- 
tised into the Seventh Day Adventist Church 
by Elder Percy Manuel, President of Carib- 
bean Union College. Elder Manuel then 
transferred to Kingsway College, formerly 
Oshawa Missionary College, in Ontario, 
Canada — Jose' then pursued his studies at 
sriid college, where he obtained an Associate 
> f Arts Degree. He received his Bachelor's of 
Arts Degree in Biology at Andrews Univer- 
sity, in Berrien Springs, Michigan. After the 
receival of his medical training at University 
of Health Sciences in Kansas City, Missouri, he completed an Orthopaedic Surgery 
Residency at University of Kansas City School of Medicine. In 1978, he completed a 
Fellowship in Hand Surgery at Indiana School of Medicine. 

His Community Activities: Member of the Kansas City Chamber of Commerce; Member 
of the Black Kansas City Chamber of Commerce; Member of the Board of Directors of 
Miles Home for Disadvantaged Children; Member of the Board of Directors of Operation 
P.U.S.H.; Vice-President of the Kansas City Branch of the N.A.A.C.P., and Co-Chairman of 
the 75th (Diamond Jubilee) National Convention of the N.A.A.C.P. held in Kansas City. 
Missouri, in 1984. He was General Chairperson of the N.A.A.C.P. Freedom Fund Dinner in 
1982. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Africare. He received the prestigious 
Golden Heritage Award, and also the Distinguished and Outstanding Service Award from the 
N.A.A.C.P., and is a member of the Million Dollar Club: Distinguished Service Award from 
Africare: and also the Humanitarian Award from Operation P.U.S.H. He has been the reci 
pient of Commendations from Mayor Bradley of Los Angeles; Senator Eagleton from the 
State of Missouri; and Mayor Berkley, Mayor of Kansas City. He has also been the recipient 
of a letter of commendation from Marc Stepp, Vice President of the U.A.W. He is a member 
of the President's Club of Oakwood College, Huntsville. Alabama. 

He is a member of many professional Societies, including the American Medical 
Association, Jackson County Medical Society, Southwest Clinical Society, the Mational 
Medical Association, and is the Treasurer of its local Chapter, the Kansas City Medical 
Society. 

He was a member of the Board, and Chief of Staff of Martin Luther King Hospital. Kansas 
City, Missouri. 

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was the recipient of two awards for outstanding and excellent service, and has been recom- 
mended for Commander of the 340 Medical Gnit, a Detachment of the 325th General 
Hospital. He presented a paper, "Medical Operations in Honduras" before the Seventh An- 
nual Combined Medical Symposium at which there were five (5) Generals present, in- 
cluding representatives from the Pentagon. 

He is a member of the Linwood Boulevard Seventh Day Adventist Church, and is Medical 
Secretary of the Central States Conference of Seventh Day Adventists. 

He is a physician for the United States Postal Service; Social Security Disability and 
Vocational Rehabilitation for the States of Missouri and Kansas; and is also the physician 
for several industrial clinics, including the Teamsters Union. He practices his Specialty in 
Kansas City, Missouri. 

He is married to Lynette Leontine, and is the father of two sons, Jose' Romero, and Raoul 
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MRS. ELLA LEE 




Ella (Woods) Lee, the 9th of a family of 10 children was born to Alexander and Ella 
Woods in Marion, Alabama. From an early age, Mrs. Lee was taught to believe in Chriatian 
Education. This example was set by her father, Alexander Woods, Sr., who along with his 
brother Immanuel Woods, were among the first foreign students from Bocas Del Torre. 
Panama, to attend Oakwood Manuel Training School, from 1908-191 1. Following in these 
footsteps, our honoree sacrificed to send her 5 children to Christian schools, starting with 
elementary school and on to college. 

After her husband, the late Thad Lee, Sr. died, Mrs. Lee went to work. For the past 14 
years, she has worked in the Housekeeping Department at Memorial Hospital in St. 
Joseph, Michigan. It was here that she labored long to earn funds to send her children to 
school. Thanks be to God, her toil was not in vain. Her children's success is a direct result 
of her Christian life. 

• Mary (Lee) Epps is a registered nurse working in Huntsville, Ala. 

• Theresa Lee, a 1980 graduate of Oakwood College, is an IRS auditor working in Benton 
Harbor, Michigan. 

• Vanessa Lee, a 1985 graduate of Oakwood College, is working in Huntsville. .Mabama. 

• Coretha (Lee) Phillips is a student at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. 

• Thad Lee Jr., is a Freshman at Oakwood College. 

Ella Lee is a faithful member of the Highland Avenue Seventh-day Adventist Church in 
Benton Harbor, Michigan, where she has served as Sabbath School Teacher. Head Usher. 
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DAVID A. EDWARDS 

Northeastern's honoree, David A. Ed- 
wards, hails from Bridgeport, Connecticut ^'f^^' 
and is the son of Alfred and Eureka Edwards. 
After his elementary and secondary educa- 
tion in the public schools of Bridgeport, he 

attended Oakwood College, majoring in ".,_, ^, 

Religion and minoring in Elementary Educa- *^^'~' 

tion. He graduated in 1957 and continued his 
education at the S.D.A. Theological 
Seminary in Washington, D.C. where he earn- 
ed a Master's Degree in Applied Theology in 
August 1959. His teaching career started at 
the Calvin Center S.D.A. Church School in 
Cassopolis, Michigan. After 3 years at Calvin 
Center, he went on to Shiloh S.D.A. Church 
in Chicago, Illinois. He returned East and 
taught in Bridgeport Public School System 
three years. In 1967, he transferred to the Bridgeport Welfare Department and became a 
Social Worker. His thirst for knowledge persisted and David matriculated at Fairfield 
University graduating in May 1981 with two Master s Degrees. Still employed at the City 
Welfare Department, David attends The University of Connecticut School of Social Work 
and plans to graduate with a MSW in May 1987. 

Our honoree is one of eleven children of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Edwardw who are charter 
members of the Calvary S.D.A. Church in Bridgeport. 

David worked in evangelistic efforts in Georgia, Connecticut, and Illinois. He led out in 
establishing the Norwalk S.D.A. Church in Norwalk, Connecticut. 

He finds time to serve as Vice President of the New Haven Oakwood College Alumni 
Association. 

David and his wife, the former Laura Whitbeck, are parents of three children; Ramona 
Joy, David, Jr., and Darrell. They have all attended Christian schools. 

Ramona Joy is a graduate of Andrews University with a B.S. in Public Health; David 
Jr., is a Freshman at Andrews; and Darrell is a Senior at Blue Mountain Academy in Ham- 
burg, Pennsylvania. 

Mrs. Edwards, a LPN, is pursuing courses at Norwalk Community College with plans 
to qualify as a Registered Nurse. 

Northeastern Conference and the New Haven Oakwood College Alumni Association 
are proud to present David as the Certificate of Merit Honoree for 1986. 







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Pacific Union Certificate of Merit Honoree 




VIVIAN MOODY STOKES 

Mrs. Vivian Moody Stokes, a native of Detroit, Michigan attended Adelphian 
Academy in Holly, Michigan. Following her graduation, she continued her education at 
Oakwood College where she received her Bachelor of Arts Degree. 

After graduation, she went to Riverside Sanitarium and Hospital in Nashville, Ten- 
nessee to work. It was at Riverside she met and later married Otto Stokes, Laboratory and 
X-Ray Technologist. They moved to Washington, D.C. where Vivian worked in the 
Library of Congress and Otto was inducted into the U.S. Army. After a tour of duty in Ger- 
many and some travelling in Europe, the Stokes settled in San Diego, California. They 
held membership in the 31st Street Church and for 21 years Vivian was active in the 
church. Presently, she holds membership in he Oak Park Church. 

Vivian lives an active community and church life. She was secretary of the high 
school Parent-Teachers' Association, a volunteer worker for both the Cancer Society and 
the American Heart Association. For her church she has served as Sabbath School 
Superintendent, Sabbath School pianist. Assistant Church Clerk, and choir member. She 
is a staunch supporter of Oakwood College and contributes generously to scholarships 
and Bush-Beca fund. She is a Life Member of the Oakwood Alumni Association and has 
served on many committees of the Californians For Oakwood College. San Diego 
Chapter. Her three children. Otto Jr., DeVon, and Lynette all attended Oakwood College. 

Otto Jr. continued his education in Communications at California State Gni\ersity. 
DeVon graduated from Oakwood and received his M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology 
from Ohio State University. Lynette graduated from Oakwood and received her MPH in 
Epidemiology from University of Michigan. School of Public Health. 

Vivian expresses gratitude to God and her husband. Otto, for the bountiful blessings 
showered on her family. 

The Pacific Union is proud to present Vivian Moody Stokes as its 1986 Certificate of 
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South Atlantic Conference 
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Irene Miller Walker is one of seven children born to Russell and Cynthia Miller of 
Cleveland, Ohio. She received her elementary education in Cleveland at Ramah Academy 
through the eleventh grade. She went on to Oakwood Academy in Huntsville, Alabama. 
Upon graduating from the academy, she entered Oakwood College where she received an 
A.B. Degree in Business Administration. 

In 1948 she moved to Atlanta, Georgia to work for the South Atlantic Conference of 
Seventh-day Adventists, where she served as Cashier/Accountant. After ten years she 
transferred to Riverside Hospital in Mashville, Tennessee and served as Collection Agent 
and later Accountant. Three years later, she returned to Atlanta to become an En- 
trepreneur. For the past 21 years, she has been co-owner and manager of Foster's Formal 
Wear Rental Service. It is one of the finest of its kind in Atlanta, Georgia. 

Irene is married to Jonathan Walker, a building contractor. They have two children, a 
son Jonathan, Jr. and a daughter, Lisa Gayle who attends Oakwood College. 

Our honoree is a member of the Berean Seventh-day Adventist Church and the J. G. 
Thomas Chapter of the Oakwood Coilege Alumni Association. She has rendered in- 
valuable service to her community and the J. G, Thomas Chapter of the Oakwood CoUege 
Alumni Association, 

The officers and members of the J. Q. Thomas Chapter are pleased to honor her as 
their Certificate of Merit Honoree, 1986 for the South Atlantic Conference. 




South Central Conference 
Certificate of Merit Honoree 

PRESIDENT CHARLES E. DUDLEY, SR. 

Elder Charles Dudley hails from South 
Bend, Indiana where he completed elemen- 
tary and secondary school. He continued his 
education graduating with a B.A. Degree 
from Oakwood College. He did postgraduate 
work at Andrews University and was awarded 
a LLD Degree from Union Baptist Seminary, 
Birmingham, Alabama. 

His family includes his wife, the former 
Etta Mae Maycock, and three children: 
Bonita, Charles Jr., and Albert. The Dudleys 
have two grandchildren. 

Elder Dudley leads an active life as President of South Central Conference, a position ■ 

he has held for more than twenty years. He serves as Chairman of the following boards: ., 

South Central Board of Trustees, North American Regional Voice 

Haynes Garden Apts. Board, South Central Village Board ii 

K-12 Board of Education, Better Living Service Board ,1 

Abel Courts Apts. Bd. of Directors, Dudley Courts Bd. of Directors. s 

His initiative and creativeness were displayed as he was co-founder of Southwest :! 

Region Academy, BAMDA of America, North American Regional Voice, and the infiltra- 
tion Program of Evangelism. 'i 
Elder Dudley was responsible for building 5 apartment complexes; 2 Senior Citizens | 
Homes and 3 for the Underprivileged. 

Our honoree serves on several other boards: Southern Union Conference Board of 
Directors, Adventist Health System, Inc., Oakwood College Board, Review and Herald 
Publishing Assn. Board, Adventist Media Center Board, Madison Hospital Board. Southern 
College Board, and MeHarry Medical School of Psychiatry Board. 

Elder Dudley is a firm supporter of Christian Education and a loyal son of Oakwood 
College. He is responsible for liberal financial assistance to Oakwood College students 
from his conference. He has recently lead out in setting up a $200,000.00 endowment fund 
for the college. 

The Oakwood College National Alumni Association is proud to present him the 1986 
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Southwest Region Certificate of Merit Honoree 

HELEN WIGGAN BECKETT 

Helen Wiggan Beckett was born in New 
Orleans, Louisiana. She attended Church 
School all of her training years, except for 
her Senior Year in High School, when her 
whole class had to attend public school, 
because there were no facilities available at 
Ephesus in New Orleans. She attended 
Dillard University her first year in college, ; 
but her mother thought it best that she leave 
Dillard and go to Oakwood. She loved 
Oakwood from the first day she arrived. 

When she left Oakwood in 1945, she 
became the first Editorial Secretary for The 
Message Magazine, working with Elder L. B. 
Reynolds. Helen had five calls when she left 
Southern Pub: The General Conference, — 
Riverside Hospital, South Central Conference, and the Southwest Mission. She had no in- 
tention of accepting either call. Elder W. W. Fordham was the first President of the Mis- 
sion, and persuaded her mother to influence her to come to work in the Southwest 

Region. 

She was the first elected Sabbath School Secretary of the Southwest Region Con- 
ference, along with her other duties as Secretary to the President. After working at the 
Conference Office for a year, she met W. Timothy Beckett. They were married in Oc- 
tober, 1947. Beckett was then a teacher with the Dallas Independent School District. He 
taught for 13 years, as a Principal 13 years, and retired as Associate Superintendent of 

Dallas Schools. 

Throughout these years, Helen played the piano, until the church purchased an 
organ. Elders S. D. Meyers and C. D. Bradford pastored Oakland Avenue church. Their 
wives played the organ, and Helen played the piano. When these men moved their 
respective pastorates, there was no one who could play the organ. Elder V. L. Roberts 
told Sister Beckett to play the organ, when she protested, he said, "You can do it, girl." 
She learned to play the organ, and direct the choir, and has made a contribution to the 
music department through the years. 

In 1948, Helen went to work for the Federal Government, then the Federal Housing 
Administration, staying there for 31 years. She started as a secretary, then became an 
Equal Opportunity Specialist, investigating Fair Housing discrimination complaints, and 
Government Contract Compliance, with the same Agency. She was the first Black 
woman to work in Civil Service in the City of Dallas. 

During the years that Helen worked for the Government, she remained very active in 
her Church. Let her tell it, she has been everything in the Church except the pastor. She, 
also, serves — for the second time — on the Southwest Region Conference Executive 

Committee. . 

Helen retired from Government service after 31 years. Her advice to women is: You 
are no longe. thought of as simply, "The hand that rocks the cradle." Prepare yourselves, 
there is much to be done. Keep your candles lighted — share the light with others — 
Learn the miracle of the lighted candle — the more you share the brighter your light 

grows. 

While at home recuperating from surgery in January, 1980, she was called to return 
to the Conference Office to work. She had now made the full cycle, and was back where 
she started — in the Lord's work. No richer, but much, much wiser!! 



GonqratuLationi. and. JD£±t W'tifeei to 

MRS. RUTH JORDAM PASCHAL 
1986 Alumna of the Year 

ELDER and MRS. JOHN J. BEALE. 
1986 Parents of the Year 



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NORTHEASTERN CONFERENCE 

of 
SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST 

115-50 MERRICK BOGLEVARD 
JAMAICA, NEW YORK 11434 



LEONARD N. NEWTON President 

HAROLD W. BAPTISTE Secretary 

STENNETT H. BROOKS Treasurer 

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CONFERENCE 

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE 




C. E. DUDLEY 
President 

F. N. CROWE JOSEPH McCOY 

Treasurer Secretary 



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M. C. VAN PGTTEN A. M. KIBBLE 

President Executive Secretary 

BENNIE W. MANN, Treasurer 



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WILLIAM WRIGHT — Alumnus of the Year 

One of the Sons of Allegheny West Conference 

and 
JOSEPHINE PHILLIPS— Certificate of Merit Honoree 

and a daughter of Allegheny West Conference 



Compliments of 



ALLEGHENY WEST CONFERENCE 

1339 EAST BROAD STREET 
COLUMBOS, OHIO 43205 • (614) 252-5271 



HENRY W. WRIGHT, President 

WILLIE LEWIS DENNIS C. KEITH, SR. 

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8517 SOUTH STATE STREET 
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C. D. JOSEPH R. c. BROWN, SR. 

President Secretary 



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From your friends at Central States Conference 




CENTRAL STATES 
CONFERENCE 



OF SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTISTS 
J. PAGL MONK, JR., President L. B. HAMPTON, Secretary-Treasurer 



(^ongratuLation^ to 

DR. JOSE THOMAS-RICHARDS 

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CENTRAL STATE CONFERENCE 
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Southwest Region Conference 
Certificate of Merit Honoree 
MRS. HELEN W. BECKETT 

and the 1986 Parents of the Year 
ELDER AND MRS. JOHN J. BEALE 



Compliments of 

Southwest Region Conference 

of 
Seventh-day Adventists 

2215 LAM ARK STREET, DALLAS, TEXAS 75203 



W. C. JONES, President 
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with best wishes to the graduates. 



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125 COLLEGE 
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ROBERT H. CARTER 
President 

JOHN L. HAYWARD HERB W. PRITCHARD 

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ALUMNI ASSOCIATION & HONOREES 




WILLIAM R. WRIGHT, JR. 
Alumnus of the Year 




VIVIAN MOODY STOKES 
Certificate of Merit 



Office of Regional Affairs 

PACIFIC UNION CONFERENCE 

OF SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTISTS 



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WILLIAM WRIGHT (Bill) 

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for Oakwood in Central California Conference 

ELDER S. A. BUSHNELL, President 

MRS. ELVA JONES, Vice President 

AMOS CHEA, Treasurer 



Compliments of 

office of black ministries 
Central California Conference 

CLOVIS, CALIFORNIA 

LAWRENCE HAMILTON BRENDA HAMILTON 

Director Secretary ■ 



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THE HONOR CLASSES OF THE 60's 

Compliments of 

SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE 

Located in the City Beautiful, Orlanda, Florida 32855-5978 

(305) 869-5264 

J. A. EDGECOMBE, President D. A. WALKER, Treasurer 

ROY BROWM, Executive Secretary 



We are all workers together 

for 

Our Returning Lord. 

Health, Community Services, Innercity 

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA CONFERENCE 

OF 
SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTISTS 



DR. LESLIE O. ANDERSON MRS. MICHAEL ANN PAGE 

Director Secretary 



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REGIONAL VOICE 

Salutes 
mTH JORDAN PASCHAL 

THE 1986 ALUMNA OF THE YEAR 



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C. E. DUDLEY Chairman 

R. C. BROWN Managing Editor 

L A. PASCHAL Editor 

STEPHANIE JOHNSON Associate Editor 






(^on^xaiuLutioni to.... 

The 1986 Alumna of the Year 
MRS. RUTH JORDAN PASCHAL 




Compliments of the Officers and Members of 

The A. Samuel Rashford Chapter 

of the 
Oakwood College Alumni Association 

OFFICERS 

EDNA LETT WILUAMSOrS President 

JEANETTE LEWIS 1st Vice President 

HENRIETTA G.JACKSON 2nd Vice President 

EARDELL J. RASHFORD d^^,^- c 

Recording Secretary 

CELESTE BRIDGES Corresponding Secretary 

VIOLET H. THOMPSON Mer^bership Secretary 

SYLVIA K. ALEXANDER ^ 

I reasurer 

GUKDYSMILLER .. , ,^ 

Assistant Treasurer 

EVELYN L MITCHELL o^ ,,, 

Sergeant-at-Arms 

ANTOINETTE B. GARRETT p .- 

Parliamentarian 

JAKENIXON _, , . 

Chaplain 

IDA L ALEXANDER /iNr-imv. 

UNCFDean 

Executive Committee Members: 

GLADYS DeGOZMAN PECOL7\ LESTER 

LEE A. PASCHAL 




Edna Lett Williamson 



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Brothers And Sisters 
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'■^'^OAKWOOD COLLEGE 
Alumni Association 

LOS ANGELES CHAPTER 




Officers and Members Congratulate our Honorees: 

WILLIAM R. WRIGHT, JR. VIVIAN MOODY STOKES 
Alumnus of the Year Certificate of Merit 

ALEAM W. MIDDLETOM President 

SAMCJEL PASCHAL, SR Vice President/Chaplain 

CHERYL DAWSON • Recording Secretary 

JUDI WRIGHT Corresponding Secretary 

MARJORIE VINCENT FORTIER • Press Relations Secretary 

HERBERT NELSON Treasurer 

DAVID L. TAYLOR • • • Assistant Treasurer 

WILLIAM ALLEYNE • Photographer/Graphic Arts 

SHIRLEY GRIGGS Membership Chairperson 

MAXINE TAYLOR • • Program Chairperson 

FLORENCE BLAYLOCK Assistant Program Chairperson 

LILLY NELSON Scholarship Chairperson 

EUNICE E. WINSTON Ways and Means Chairperson 

EOCENE BLAYLOCK Executive Committee Member 

GWENDOLYN COLLINS Executive Committee Member 






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J. Estelle Barnett Chapter 

of the 
Oakwood College Alumni Assn. 



SARAH M. LESTER 
President 

JETHRO H. LESTER 

RALPH DAVIS 

ROSALYN CLARK 

MARY WAIDE 

WILMA JOHNSON 

PAUL LAMBERT 



MARTHA L. LEWIS 
Secretary /Treasurer 

ROBERT L. LEWIS 
MARJORIE DAVIS 
VERGIE GALLOWAY 
JAMES LYNCH 
WELLESLEY JOHNSON 
FRANKIE PATTON 



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IRENE MILLER WALKER 

Certificate of Merit Honoree 

for South Central Conference 




Officers and Members of 

THE J, G. THOMAS CHAPTER 

OF THE 

OAKWOOD COLLEGE ALOMNI ASSOCIATION 



President DOROTHY KNIGHT MARSH 

Vice President JONATHAN SLOCUMB 

Secretary CAROLYN HINSON 

Treasurer , VIVIAN HARDING 

Public Relations SANDRA PERSON 



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PRESIDENT B. F. REAVES 

Our New Administrative Leader of 
Oakwood College 



^'^^'"^^"^ MRS. CHLORA JONES 

Secretary ^S. BEATRICE BANKS 

^'"^^^'""^•" ELDER I. A. CHRISTIAN 



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of the 
Oakwood College Alumni Assn. 

will work with continued zeal to help make the 
years ahead prosperous in educational 

and spiritual virtues. 1 






C^omhUmznti. oj — 



THE DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA CHAPTER 

OF THE 
OAKWOOD COLLEGE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 
















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DR. CHARLES CAMPBELL ...... 

MS. KATHERYN CROMP .......... 

DR. ROBERT THORPE 

MRS. PHYLLIS CAMPBELL ..... 

MRS. BERNICE WILLIAMS ...... 

MRS. MYRTLE TAYLOR .......... 

ELDER ROBERT A. SLOAN .... 



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..... Vice President 

Treasurer 

............ Secretary 

... Asst. Secretary 
., Public Relations 
Chaplain Advisor 






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Our Vice President — DAVID EDWARDS 



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Compliments of 

Officers and Members of the New Haven 

Conn. Chapter of the 

Oakwood College Alumni Association 

President DR. JESSIE M. GODLEY BRADLEY 

Vice Presidents MRS. HARRIETT MORGAN 

ELDER VASHNI DAVIS 
ELDER DAVID EDWARDS 

Recording Secretary MRS. GLADYS WALFARE 

Assistant Secretary MRS. DOROTHY WILSOM 

Corresponding Secretary MRS. ALACYCE HOWARD 

Treasurer MRS. MILLiCEMT HUFF 

Asst. Treasurer MRS. DOROTHEA BADGER 

Chaplain MR. DONALD WILSON 

Parliamentarian MRS. LOLA NATHAN 

Sergeant-at-Arms MR. LOGIS HENDERSON 



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L^ong%atuLaHon± to.,,. 

THE NATIONAL OAKWOOD COLLEGE 
ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 

Compliments of 

MICHIANA 
OAKWOOD COLLEGE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 

1986 OFFICERS 

President: ALFRED HOLLIDAY Vice President: ROSE CARTER 

Treasurer: REITA VALENTINE Secretary: FESTGS H. VALENTINE 







Photo (from left to right, seated): Robert Jackson, Laura Simmons, Dr. Natelkka Burrell, 
Arizona Duckworth, John Duckworth, Reita Valentine, Kathrina Nesbitt. Standing: Festus 
Valentine, Alfred Holliday, James McClain, Eleanor Smith, Violet Giddings, Ailie Valentine, 
Barbara Jones, Pat Baker, Mrs. Connors, Elder Robert Connors, Dorothy Ham Ying, Math. 
Walton. Back row: Myrna McClain, Rose Carter, Elder Robert Carter. 



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Congratulations on your 
Successful 1 986 Homecoming! 




TAMPA BAY CHAPTER 

OF THE 

OAKWOOD COLLEGE ALUMNI 

ASSOCIATION 

ALPHONSO MITCHELL, President 



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ClomtiLim&nt± of — 

THE OFFICERS AND MEMBERS 

The Indianapolis Chapter of the 
Oakwood College Alumni Assn. 



OFFICERS 

LIZZIE M. STRANGE President 

EMILE PARKER Vice President 

PAMELA COBB-SPEARMAN Secretary 

JEAN HOLCOMBE Treasurer 

DEITRA COBB EDWARDS Chaplain 

JAMES MOSLEY, SR Parliamentarian 

MEMBERS 

Clara Brown Joyce Massey 

James Bryant Michael Monette 

Charlesetta Cartwright Sandra Mymphry 

Ruby Cartwright Phyllis Murrel 

Nancy Cobb Frank Rand 

Ernestine Freeman Annie B. Sherrod 

Valorie Mosley Green Oscar Sherrod 

Jerome Holmes Clyde Spearman 

Johnnie L. Hunter Raymell Tibbs 

Burdetta Lumsey Lloyetta Lumsey Warren 



Mattie Maxwell Thomasine Wright 

Charles Mabry James Yates 



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Helen W. Beckett 

CERTIFICATE OF MERIT HOMOREE 

Ruth J. Paschal 

ALUMNA OF THE YEAR 



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The Dallas Area Chapter 

of the 

Oakwood College Alumni Assn. 



WILUE E. HGCKS, SR President 

DR. HERBERT ALEXAMDER Vice President 

OUCEBROWM Treasurer 

LOOISE HILL HGCKS Secretary 

DR. RAYMOrSD BL^CKBGRM Parliamentarian 

ELDER E. W. SHEPPERD Chaplain 

MANDY MARTIN Public Relations 



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The Officers and Members of the 

CHICAGO CHAPTER 

of the 

Oakwood College Alumni Association 



PATRICIA BERRY BURNS , President 

SYLVIA HAM YING Vice President 

EARL CALLOWAY Vice President & PR Person 

BETTYEHEDGEWAY.... Secretary 

VIRGINIA M. BROWfi Treasurer 



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Compliments of 

The New Orleans Area Chapter 

of the 
Oakwood College Alumni Association 



ELLEN H. WILLIAMS President 

LOLITA R. S MITH Vice President 

KIMBERLY SlMEOh Secretary 

BYRON HERBERT Treasurer 



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VIVIAN MOODY STOKES 

CERTIFICATE OF MERIT HONOREE 
Who is deserving for her untiring support of 

CALIFORNIANS FOR OAKWOOD COLLEGE 
ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 

SAM DIEGO, CALIFORNIA CHAPTER 



OFFICERS 

MAGDESTER GEORGE President 

JEAN MYERS • Vice President 

LGCINDATODD Recording Secretary 

FRANCES BARNES Corresponding Secretary 

NOLA BRYANT ....Treasurer 

PARADING RGFF Sergeant at Arms 

ADDIE MITCHELL Parliamentarian 

HERMON VANDERBGRG Chaplain 



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TO CLASS OF 1986 



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"PARENTS OF THE YEAR" 

Helen W. Beckett 

CERTIFICATE OF MERIT HONOREE 
SOUTHWEST REGION 

Ruth J. Paschal 

"ALGMNA OF THE YEAR" 



Compliments of 




Mandy J. Martin 

SOUTHWEST REGIONAL VICE PRESIDENT 



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MOTOR CITY ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 
DETROIT, MICHIGAN 

ETHEREDA McCHRlSTIAN • President 

JANET ATKINS Vice President 

GERTIS FORDJOIER • ....Secretary 

MABLE FOSTER • Treasurer 

GWENDOLYN WEAVER Asst. Treasurer 

MINNIE WHITE • Chaplain 

IRIS McCHRlSTIAN ALLEN • Public Relations 

ARADA EDWARDS • Parliamentarian 

The Officers and Members 

of the 
J. L. MORAN CHAPTER 

HCJNTSVILLE, ALABAMA 

Salute 

OAKWOOD COLLEGE 
for Continued Excellence 

D. E. BLANCHARD President 

MARY CONNORS Secretary 

ROBERT E. S HGRNEY Treasurer 



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THE HONOREES OF 1986 

Compliments of 

THE BALTIMORE CHAPTER 

OF THE OAKWOOD COLLEGE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 



ANMAC.TIMPSON President 

fe] JESSIE RGFFIM Vice President 

^1 THELMAHALL Secretary 

f NAOMI K. CARTER Asst. Secretary 

';;; GRACE S.THOMAS Treasurer 

|i BARBARA HOLTOM Asst. Treasurer 

;j; COMMIE L. MORTH Business Manager 

^j MARY PARKER Chaplain 

RALPH McCLEARY Parliamentarian 

Members 
Virginia Bridges, Melva Brown, M.D., Ruth Flowers, Willie Flowers, Ruth Greene, 
Jerelean Lyies, Dr. Edward L. Richardson, Ruth Simmons, Charles Smith, Angela 
Steward, James Timpson. 



HOa-CHAP 

(The Houston Affiliate of The Oakwood College National Alumni Assn.) 

Offers 
CONGFL^ TULA TIOMS 

to 

The Parents of the Year: ELDER & MRS. JOHN J. BEALE 

CALVIN EAKIMS President 

MICHAEL WYMDGM \ ice President 

PHILLIP JOMES Treasurer 

JOMATHAM DAVIS Public Relations 

COLETTE BROWM Secretary 






Congratulations to.... 

WILLIAM WRIGHT, II — "Alumnus of the Year" 

JOSEPHINE PHILLIPS 

Allegheny West Certificate of Merit Honoree 

Compliments of 

THE COLUMBUS AREA CHAPTER 
of the OAKWOOD COLLEGE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 

1986-88 Officers: President DARRYL ROE 

Vice President LAWRENCE STEWART 

Recording Secretary CONNIE EARLY 

Corresponding Secretary MAGNA JAMES 

Asst. Secretary KRISTIAN DAVIS 

Chaplain TERRILYNN JACKSON 

Treasurer DALE PATTERSON 

11 Parliamentarian DENNIS ALEXANDER 

I Public Relations ALVERDA STEPNEY 

I Board Members: Elder Walter H. Wright, Pastor 

|{ Connie Strong Mayfield, Allegheny West Alumni Affairs 

m Elder Henry W. Wright, President, Allegheny West Conference 

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3n iCoutng iUcmorH of 



My Dear Sister — PEARL STRONG WILLIAMS 

and Husband — HARRY WILLIAMS 

Sister — CLENNIE BELL GHOLSTON 

MRS. RUTH REID LEE 

li MR. & MRS. LUTHER PALMER, SR. 

MR. & MRS. JGLIGS PALMER, SR. 

LILLIAN PALMER LESTER 
MARY JULIA PALMER JACKSON 



CONNIE STRONG MAYFIELD and MACK H. MAYFIELD 



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Compliments of 




PASTOR C. A. MURRAY 

A&uenttHt OIl|urci| 

101 WEST 123rd STREET 
NEW YORK. NEW YORK 10027 






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Oakwood College National Alumni 
Assn. and the 1986 Honorees 



Compliments of 

THE MT. ZION S.D.A. CHURCH 

FAMILY 

ELDER JOHN B. HARRIS, Pastor 



(203) 562-5784 — (203) 789-9012 

64 MARLBORO STREET 

HAMDEN, CONNECTICUT 06514 



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DAVID EDWARDS 
and all the 1986 Honorees 

For their commitment to Christian Education 
and the Oai^wood College Alumni Association 

Compliments of 



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827 TRUMBULL AVEMGE 

P.O. BOX 1861 

BRIDGEPORT. COMMECTICUT 06606 

TELEPHONE (203) 374-4533 

BENJAMIN MARTIN, Pastor 



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MRS. IRENE MILLER WALKER 

on being selected 
ALUMMA OF THE YEAR 1986 



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312 HIGHTOWER ROAD, N.W. 
ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30318 

WALTER S. PEARSON, JR. K. S. SMALLWOOD 

Pastor Associate Pastor 



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ELDER WILLIAM A. THOMPSON 

A former Pastor of our church, on being chosen to receive the 
Allegheny East Conference Certificate of Merit Award for the 
year 1986 and to the other Honorees of this year. May God con- 
tinue to bless each of you. 



Compliments of 

lerea (HempU 

A Church Strongly Committed to the Support of 
Christian Education 



Edward L. Richardson, Pastor 

1901 MADISOM AVEMCJE 

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND 21217 

(301)669-6350 (301)723-9499 



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ASSOCIATION 



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Our Faithful Member 

HELEN W. BECKETT 
Southwest Region Certificate of Merit Honoree 

and 

Our Former Southwest Region Academy Principal 

RUTH JORDAN PASCHAL 
1986 Alumna of the Year 



Compliments of.... 

CITY TEMPLE 
SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH 




1530 BONNIE VIEW ROAD. DALLAS TEXAS 75203 

ELDER J. A. MORRIS. Pastor 

MAMDY J. MARTIN, National Alumni Regional Vice President. 
Southwest Region 



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!Be±t <Wl±^± to.... 

THE OAKWOOD COLLEGE 
ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 



Cnmp^''^ents of,.,. 

KERMIT & FRANCINE CARTER 

ROBERT JACKSON 

ELLIOTT & ELIZABETH NUNEZ 

LISA MARTIN 

RUSSELL & JOAN TYNES 

RITA VALENTINE 

EDWARH F, EDITH WOODS 



Hyde Park Seventh-Day Adventist Church 

ELDER ROBERT L. JONES 



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2075 HIGHLAND AVENGE 
BENTON HARBOR, MICHIGAN 49022 



AGLDWIN HUMPHREY 
Pastor 






(Ionq%atuLaHon± to — 

Pastor W. A. Thompson 

Allegheny East Conference 
Certificate of Merit Honoree 




Without the way, there is no going: 
Without the truth, there is no knowing: 
Without the life, there is no living. 



lla&cnHburg ^euenttf-iau Aftuentiat Cl|urctj 

4105-54th STREET 
BLADENSBGRG, MARYLAND 20710 



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ELDER WILLIAM "Bill" WRIGHT 

We are indeed proud that you 
have received this honor. 
This you deserve! 

We appreciate and relish your 
contributions to our 
churches and our schools. 

— from — 

DR. DAVID LAWSON TAYLOR, Pastor 

UNIVERSITY SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST 

CHURCH COUNCIL 

AND 

ENTIRE MEMBERSHIP 



"The big city church with the aeignborhood touch' 
"Reach out and toucn someone" 



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Allegheny East Conference 
Certificate of Merit Honoree 

ELDER W. ALBERT THOMPSON 



BREATH OF LIFE 

Seventh-day Adventist Church 

HOME AND SCHOOL ASSOCIATION 







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DR. LORENZO GRANT, Pastor 

11310 FORTH WASHINGTON ROAD 

FORT WASHINGTON, MARYLAND 20744 

(301)292-2100 



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Oakwood College Alumni Association 



HOMECOMING 1986 




MRS. OLLIE WATSON OF BRUNSWICK, GEORGIA 

Celebrated her 100th birthday on November 25, 1985. Being the 
first and oldest treasurer of the church, she is succeeded by her 
daughter, Erma Thomas, in that important office. They are proud to 
have Elder I. A. Christian, an alumnus of Oakwood College to be 
their Associate Pastor, even though he is retired. 

Continue the good work. WE FAITHFULLY SUPPORT YOG! 

Berean S.D.A. Church 



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THE 1986 ALUMMA OF THE YEAR 




With Much Love, 

Your Husband, 
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OOR WONDERFUL MOTHER.. ..RGTH 




Compliments of 

YOUR CHILDREN 

MICHAEL • CASSANDRA • LEE ANDRGS III 



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C^onq%atuLatLon± and 

!Ba±t ^L±(U± to.... 

ELDER CHARLES E. DUDLEY 
South Central Conference Certificate of Merit 

Honoree 

and 

MRS. RUTH JORDAN PASCHAL 

1986 Oakwood College Alumna of the Year 





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ELDER and MRS. HERMAM R. MURPHY 

and 
SYLVIA and EARL BRYAN 



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ELLA LEE 




Congratulations "Mom" on being named the Lake Region Con- 
ference honoree. We, more than others, know how much you 
really deserve this recognition. 

We remember the many hours of sacrifice and un- 
numbered tears that played a part in our Christian Education. 
Yourl ife has truly been an example for us to follow. We thank 
you for your steadfast belief in Christian Education, It was this 
belief that made us what we are today. 

Words cannot tell how much we appreciate your efforts. 
All we can do is promise to dedicate ourl ives to serving God 
and making you proud. 

WE LOVE YOa ALWAYS.... 

Your Children, 
MARY, THERESA, VANESSA, CORETHA and THAD JR. 



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HELEN WIGGAN BECKETT 
Certificate of Merit Honoree 



If every I were asked to name 

The sweetest joy in life, 
My answer would always be the same: 

Just being with my wife. 

We all have days when all goes wrong, 

When dark clouds dim the skies above; 

But somehow it makes a man feel strong 
When he has a woman's love. 

The greatest treasure isn't gold 

Or glistening jewels fine; 
The greatest treasure isn't sold — 

It's given, by a wife like mine! 




TIM BECKETT, DEPOTY ASSOCIATE SUPERINTENDENT 
DALLAS INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT (Retired) 



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HELEN W. BECKETT 

CERTIFICATE OF MERIT HONOREE 



From your firstborn and her son: 




MYRNA BECKETT-BURNSIDE 

and 
CEDRIC ARTHUR 

Executive Director, Marlteting & Special F>rograms 
Edwards international 



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on receiving the Southwest Region Conference 

CERTIFICATE OF MERIT AWARD 

With Love, Your Son, 



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General Dentistry 

5215 Singing Hills Drive 

Dallas, Texas 75241 

and your grandson, Timothy DeShun Beckett 

VIVIAN REYES, Secretary-Receptionist 
PEGGY ABRON NANCY STARKS 

Dental Assistant Hygienist 



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OGR 1986 HONOREES 
We Salute You 



DAVID 




DR. JESSIE MARY GODLEY BRADLEY 

Regional Vice President, Northeastern Conference 
President, New Haven Conn. Chapter of the 

Oakwood College Alumni Association 
Chairperson of Awards Committee, 84-86 



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For the Special Honor 
Bestowed on you 

THE 1986 OAKWOOD COLLEGE 
"ALGMMA OF THE YEAR" 



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GEORGE and VIVIAN JORDAN 



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IRENE MILLER WALKER 

on being chosen to receive the 1986 

South Atlantic Conference 

CERTIFICATE OF MERIT AWARD 

We are proud of you.... 



COMPLIMENTS OF YOUR FAMILY 

JONATHAN WALKER, SR. 
JONATHAN WALKER, JR. & LISA WALKER 



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C^onqxatuLatLon^ to.,.. 

BILL 

ALUMNUS OF THE YEAR 

And to Oakwood College. 



We wish for you God's richest blessings 

for continued success in all of your 

endeavors. 



Dr. Leroy A. Reese 

and 
Family 



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ALL THE 1986 HOMOREES 



THE JETHRO H. LESTER FAMILY 
THE JAMES E. MERIDETH FAMILY 
THE THEODORE HILL FAMILY 

THE JOSEPH W. REDEROSS FAMILY 

THE MAUDE SMITH FAMILY 

THE ROOSEVELT BOWDEN FAMILY 



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A. SAMUEL RASHFORD CHAPTER 
"FAMILY OF THE YEAR" 







Udell and Robert Darville and Children 

CHERYL • WAYNE • MICHELLE • GREGORY • MICHAEL 

God has been good to this family and we hold Him to His pro- 
mises as we attempt to obey through faith the precepts He has 
outlined as the happy and successful route through this life to the 
Kingdom. 



GROWTH IN THE SOUTHWEST 




Silent Night Nursing Honne and Retirement Center is located 
South of Dallas in the city of Lancaster. 

The Nursing Home offers quality, compassionate care, twenty- 
four hours a day, seven days a week, in quiet comfortable sur- 
roundings. 

The Retirement Center encourages independent living for the 
active elderly. Here they can enjoy the privacy and security of in- 
dividual apartments as well as the personal attention of the 
Center's staff. 

Congratulations to Helen Beckett 

on receiving the Certificate of Merit 

Award for the Southwest Region Conference. 

From her friends: 
The Carters 

WENTWORTH, NORMA, CHRISTOPHER and NICOLE 



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MRS. RGTH PASCHAL 
1986 Alumna of the Year 



ALEXANDER'S 

Orthopedic and Surgical Supplies, Inc, 



WHEEL CHAIRS • HOSPITAL BEDS • WHEEL CHAIRS 

ELASTIC STOCKINGS • CORSETS 

BRACES • COLOSTOMY APPLIANCES • HOME HEALTH AIDS 

TRUSSES • OXYGEN GNITS 

PRESTON P. ALEXANDER, President 

IDA L. ALEXANDER, Manager and Treasurer 

SYLVIA KEE ALEXANDER, Secretary 



228 EAST 149th STREET 

BRONX, NEW YORK 10451 

TELEPHONE: (212) 292-2280 






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THE 1986 OAKWOOD COLLEGE NATIOMAL 
ALUMMI HOrSOREES 

Continued Success to 

RGTH JORDAN PASCHAL 
Alumna of the Year 



(^omtiLLm£.nt± of 
GLADYS & SIMONE DeGUZMAN — New York City 



SPIC AND SPAN CLEANING SERVICE 

113-17 207th STREET 
GKJEENS VILLAGE, MEW YORK 1 1429 






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IN GRATEFUL ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF 

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PLEDGE TO 

OAKWOOD COLLEGE 

from 
MR. WILFRED GOODEN 

and 
I The Concerned Committee for Christian Education 



Compliments of 

The A. Samuel Rashford 

Chapter of 

THE OAKWOOD COLLEGE 

ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 

NEW YORK CITY 



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WILFRED G. GOODEN 
Chairman 



EDNA LETT WILLIAMSOM, President 
LEE A. PASCHAL, National Alumni Association President 









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HELEN W. BECKETT 
Southwest Region Certificate of Merit Honoree 

Compliments of 




MR. and MRS. ASTON WILSON 



^X£,£.iing± and !Bs±t WiifiEi.... 

ANOTHER JOB BY 

PRECISION PRINTING CO. 2214 Cedar Crest Blvd 

• BROCHURES • LETTERHEADS 

• IMVITATIOMS • CIRCULARS 

• CONTRACTS • PLACARDS 
^ • IMSURAMCE POLICIES • PROGRAMS 
ll • RECEIPTS • MEMOES 

• SOUVENIR PROGRAMS • BUSINESS CARDS 




QGALITY — SERVICE — ECOMOMY 
Phone: 942-2941 

WE HIT THE MARK EVERY TIME 

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LYNWOOD ADVENTIST SCHOOL 



Congratulates 



ELDER WILLIAM WRIGHT 



ALUMMUS OF THE YEAR 
OAKWOOD COLLEGE 



A Christian model for the students at 
Lynwood Adventist Elementary School to emulate. 



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to 

ELDER WILLIAM R. WRIGHT, JR. 

Principal Administrator of 

LYMWOOD ADVENTIST ACADEMY 

for being selected as 1986 Oakwood College 

Alumnus of the Year. 

Your outstanding leadership in Christian Education for the past 
20 years has been an inspiration to so many. May you continue 
to succeed in all aspects of your ministry as you diligently labor in 
God's vineyard. 

We appreciate your service, 

THE FACULTY & STAFF OF 
LYNWOOD ADVENTIST ACADEMY 




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Pine Forge, Pennsylvania 19548 
Founded in 1946 

WHERE EXCELLENCE, TROTH, AMD COMMITMENT 
PROGRAM THE FUTURE. 

Business Office Telephone (215) 326-5800 
CONRAD L. GILL, Principal 

Pine Forge Academy offers a strong program in Christian Education with the 
primary goal of developing leadership skills and high academic performance 
for Black Youth. 

• COLLEGE PREPARATORY CURRICULaM • GENERAL HIGH SCHOOL CaRRICULUM 

• Bible I-IV • Speech • Industrial Arts 

• U.S. History • Home Economics • Chemistry 

• Afro-American History • Journalism • Algebra I & II 

• Computer Literacy • Spanish • Advanced Mathematics 

• Sociology • French • General Health 

• World History • Anatomy & Physiology • Physical Education 

• Typing I & II • Biology • Physics 

• Wood Shop • General Science • Concert Choir 

• Photography • English I-IV • Scholarships 

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The Administration and Staff of of Northeastern 
Academy are committed to the great task of pro- 
viding the basis for an education that can "make all 
the difference in the world — and all the difference for 
the world." 



STAFF 

SELWYN ASH Business Education 

PEARL BELL English 

GRISELDA BYERS Mathematics 

LLOYD CHUNG Music 

EONERCORBIER French & Spanish 

CLAUDETTEGISCOMBE Science & Math 

EDWARD HERNDON Bible 

YVONNEMOORE Librarian 

JUNE SIMMS English 

MATHEW SMITH Physical Education/Health 

SHEILA MAYNARD Physics/Chemistry/Gen. Science 

LESTER VALENTINE Social Studies 

FAY GREENE Secretary 

ALICE LEWIS School Aide 

CLEVILLE NICHOLSON Custodian 

Part Time 

IVY EVANS Art 

ALBERTO KARR Woodwork 

ANDRINE PATTERSON Computer Science 



ESMEE J. BOVELL 
Principal 



RAWLE GRANGER 
Counselor 




MARJORIE HILL, Dean of Students 

NORTHEASTERN ACADEMY 

532 W. 215th Street 

New York, New York 10034 

Telephone (212) 569-4800 



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1122 FOREST AVENGE, BRONX, NEW YORK 



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Cullen Phipps 
School Board Chairman 



Carolyn Brown 
Secretary 



Ruth Paschal 
Principal 



BRONX CHGRCH 
John Guy, Pastor 



Operating Churches 

CITY TABERNACLE EPHESGS CHGRCH 

Milton Thomas, Pastor Clement Murray, Pastor 



The R. T. Hudson School Family 

Congratulates our Principal 

MRS. RUTH PASCHAL 

For being honored as the 1986 Oakwood College 

ALUMNA OF THE YEAR 



SCHOOL BOARD 

VIVIAN ANDREWS 
CAROLYN BROWN 
DOTTICE BROWN 
RGBY CGNNINGHAM 
EDDIE FRETT 
BERNICE GRAHAM 
JOHN GUY 
MURIEL HOTCHINS 
DOLLIE JONES 
CLEMENT MURRAY 
CULLEN PHIPPS 
DEBORAH REED 



DONALD SIBBLIES 
JAMES SIMMONS 
MARY SMALLS 
MILTON THOMAS 

FACULTY & STAFF 

FACULTY 

GWENDOLYN TENANT 
PAULA GIBSON 
ROSE LEE GOODINE 
ERMA LOFTON 
REBECCA RILEY 



FRANCES BENNETT 
CLAUDETTE PHIPPS 
EDYTHE KARR 

STAFF 

DOROTHY ADAMS 
ELLA COLLINS 
ALBERTO KARR 
JAMES KIMMERLIN 
RUTH NIXON 
GRACE PHIPPS 



PARENTS AND STUDENTS 



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DOCTOR and MRS. OTIS B. EDWARDS 

Compliments of 

Son — BERNARD Adopted Daughter — EDNA 
Grandchildren — DEBBIE and DWAYNE 



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"DAD" "MOM" 

Benjannin Harrison Lett 



1888—1970 



Jessie Proctor Lett 

1890—1970 




"MY HGSBAND" 
Lester W. Williamson 



Compliments of.... 
EDNA LETT WILLIAMSON 









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ELDER W. ALBERT THOMPSON 

Allegheny East Conference 1986 Certificate of Merit Honoree 



Compliments of 

MYRTLE G. MURPHY 

Allegheny East Regional 

Vice President 




ELDER W. ALBERT THOMPSON 



3n fMemorg of.-.- 
GEORGE W. MURPHY 

A strong supporter of Oakwood College and 
Christian Education 




GEORGE W. MCJRPHY 



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God saw the road was getting rough 
The hills were hard to climb 
He gently closed those loving eyes 
And whispered "Peace be Thine' 

The weary hours, the days of pain 
The sleepless nights are past 
The ever patient worn-out frame 
They found sweet peace at last. 



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MICHAEL A. BLANCHARD 

Each day means a lot to me 
Because it gives me a chance 
To think about Just how wonderful 
Life with you had been. 

And it gives me a chance to say 

I have loved you through the years 

I was and am proud of you 

And I'm so glad you were my husband. 



Lin <^A/{Emozy of 

ROSETTA McNICHOLS CROW 

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You re such a special sister 

And you're thought so much of too. I 

That is why it's always refreshing * 

To relive our years together. 

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A. Samuel Rashford 

President of the New York Chapter of the Oakwood College 

Alumni Association for over 20 years. 
Member Emeritus of the Oakwood College Board of Trustees 

Lovingly Remembered, 

Eardell J. Rashford — Daughter 

Eardell B. Rashford — Wife 

Memorial Tribute to our friend.... 
A. SAMUEL RASHFORD 
A Lover of Oakwood College 



Compliments of 

DENZIL & CELESTE BRIDGES 

and 

EDNA LETT WILLIAMSON 




A SAMUEL RASHFORD 



donqxaiiiLation^ to.... 

MRS. RUTH J. PASCHAL 

1986 Oakwood College Alumna of the Year 

Compliments of 
EARDELL J, and EARDELL B, RASHFORD 

jratulations and best wishes to the 1986 Alumna of the Year 

ROTH JORDAN PASCHAL 

Compliments of 

DEMZIL md CELESTE BRIDGES 
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(^onqzcituLation± to 
d&xtificats: of <^A/(£:xit ^XEcif^isnt.... 

ELDER W. ALBERT THOMPSON 

Compliments of 

LES CHARMES, WASHINGTON, D.C. 

JEAN BANDY President 

JGLIA PITT Vice President 

KATHY DANIELS Recording Secretary 

GLORIA WALKER Corresponding Secretary 

DOROTHY THORN Treasurer 

CTjafifiu c:HomECominq , L)akujoocL l^oLLe^e czrfLumni 
and C^onqxatuLationi to 

ELDER W. A. THOMPSON 

Certificate of Merit Honoree, Allegheny East Conference 

BOTSMOTA CLUB OF WASHINGTON, D.C. 

"Be of the Same Mind One Toward Another. " Rom. 12: .6 
WE SUPPORT CHRISTIAN EDCICATIOM 

RUBY JONES, President EMMA POWERS, Secretary 

LOIS SCALES, Treasurer 



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COLUMBUS, OHIO 



Congratulations 

and 

Best Wishes to the 1 986 Honorees! 



Mr. & Mrs. Robert L. Lewis 
Robert L. Lewis, II Mrs. Jeanette Lewis 



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(^onqxatuLatLon± to 

THE OAKWOOD COLLEGE ALGMMI ASSOCIATION 

AMD 
ALL THE 1986 NATIOMAL ALCIMNI HOMOREES 

Compliments of 

The First Seventh-Day 
Adventist Church 
of Teaneck 

405 EMGLEWOOD AVENUE 
TEANECK, NEW JERSEY 

HAYWOOD T. WEATHERFORD, 

Pastor 




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ATLANTA, GEORGIA 



ELDER M. W. WARFIELD, Pastor 



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to: 
HELEN BECKETT 

CERTIFICATE OF MERIT HONOREE 
for a deserving honor! 

Marie Wiggan Houston — Sister 
Jacqueline G. Houston, Ph.D. — Niece 



6ong%atu[aHon± and !Bs±i ^l±(zs± 

to ds 

'*OTHER HELEN" 
A steadfast friend through the years. 



HELEN and HENRY TORNER 

DALLAS, TEXAS 



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ELDER W. A. THOMPSON 

Allegheny East Certificate of Merit Honoree 



Compliments of 

THE 
ALLEGHENY EAST USHERS FEDERATION 



Best Wishes for an Inspiring Homecoming! 

Congratulations to.... 

ELDER W. ALBERT THOMPSON 

Allegheny East Conference Certificate of Merit Honoree 



Compliments of 

Dupont Park Church Sabbath School Department 

WASHINGTON, D.C. 

MARIE SEARD General Superintendent 

GWENDOLYN COLEMAN General Secretars 



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"A Place Where People Care About People' 




3985 MASSACHGSETTS AVENGE, SOUTHEAST 

WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLOMBIA 

(202) 583-7416 



H. L. LEE, Senior Pastor 

A. S. WAGNER, JR., Associate Pastor 



EDWARD MATTOX, JR., First Elder 
WILBUR L. DANIELS, Treasurer 



CongxcLiu[ation± unci JBci/: ^i±ke^ to.... 

Elder N. B. Smith 



CLASS OF 1916 

J. B. M. Abel 
Mary Buckner 
Katie Chapman 
Herbert Crowe 
Amelia Fowler 
M. J. Grant 
Beatrice Lennard 
Letitia Samuels 
N. B. Smith 
Jennie Stratton 
Ernest Watkins 



FIRST OF THE HONOR CLASSES 

Ministerial 

Secretarial 

Sacred Music 

Biblical 

Sacred Music 

Ministerial 

Sacred Music 

Sacred Music 

Ele. Biblical "President's Award" 1986 

Secretarial 

Ministerial 



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NEW YORK 



MIRIAM MURRAY REBECCA RILEY 

President Treasurer 



L^onqraiuLationi to — 

MRS. IREME MILLER WALKER 

Compliments of 

Ab-Tech Construction, Inc. 

ATLAMTA. GEORGIA 30331 
ELLIOTT and DOROTHY MARSH 



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(2ong%atu[aiLon± and SincEXs: !Ba±t n/\/i±L± 

to.... 

ELDER NAPOLEON SMITH, SR. 

A 1916 Graduate of Oakwood College — 70 Years Ago 

Compliments of 

Former Church School Teachers 

JESSIE HAYNES JONES and ANNE HAYNES CANTRELL 

OF ATLANTA, GEORGIA 



Congratulations to.... 

HELEN BECKETT 

Certificate of Merit Honoree 




From: Raymond C. Blackburn, M.D. 

Joined by wife: Cydnel 
Children: Keisha, Doneeque, and Caleb 







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Congratulations to the Oakwood College National Alumni 
Association and best wishes for a successful Homeconning, 

Compliments of 





WARDS 



1876 CENTRAL PARK AVENUE, YONKERS, NY 10710 

914-779-3377 

DESIGNERS & MANUFACTURERS 

Awards For Every Occasion 

TROPHIES • PLAQUES • ENGRAVING • RIBBONS • ROSETTES 

DESK SETS • MEDALS • LAMINATIONS • SALES INCENTIVES 

BADGES • EXECUTIVE GIFTS • CUSTOM DESIGNING 

PEV\rrERWARE • SILVERWARE • CHROMEWARE • GAVELS 

LUCITE IMBEDMENTS • CAST BRONZE • RELIGIOUS AWARDS 

CUSTOM DIE WORK • AWARD CLOCKS • PLASTIC SIGNS 

NAME PLATES • PHOTOS & DOCUMENTS REPRODUCED IN METAL 





ADVENTIST YOUTH 



Congratulations WILLIAM WRIGHT, schoolmate.... We, here in 
Ohio, are proud of you and your accomplishments by being 
chosen. ..."ALGMMGS OF THE YEAR". Keep up the good work. 
Son of Allegheny West Conference. 



C. RICHARD ROGERS 

Director, Youth. Ministries 



H. MONROE WRIGHT 

President. Allegheny \Kest Conference 



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MRS. IRENE MILLER WALKER 



Cageria Bridal Services 

Compliments of 
KATIE GREEN SETTLE 



donqxatuLationi, to.... 

HELEN W. BECKETT 

On receiving the Certificate of Merit Award for 
Southwest Region and best wishes to all the 1986 Honorees. 




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Davidson Entrprises 

THE MARKETING SPECIALISTS 
WAYMOrS DAVIDSOIN JCJDITH DAVIDSON 



President 



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MORTICIAN 



1302 Avenue "I" 
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4830 South Lancaster Road 
Dallas, Texas 75216 
(214)942-3162 




MR WALTER A. WILSON. SR. 
MORTICI AW 



MR. AND MRS. WALTER A. WILSON, SR. - PROPRIETORS 







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2517 East Illinois A venue 

Dallas. Texas 



Phones; 823-1306 — 823-1307 — 376-8297 
CALL ANY HOUR 



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ELDER WILLIAM "BILL" WRIGHT, JR. 
Our Very Own! 

Congratulations to the 

Oakwood College Alumnus of the Year 

We Are Proud of You!! 

— from — 
Pastor Gregory Jackson and the Members of 

DALE WRIGHT MEMORIAL SEVENTH-DAY 
ADVENTIST CHURCH 

GERMANTOWN, OHIO 



LOS ANGELES UNION S.D.A. SCHOOL 

846 E. El Segundo Boulevard \ 

Los Angeles, CA 90059 | 

(213)321-2585 ; 

We salute you, Bill, for this high honor. Your former students 
and teachers at L.A.U. congratulate you. 

JOSEPH F. DENT, Principal 



Congratulations to Our Honorees! 
PLUMB LINE CONSTRUCTION CO., INC. 

MR. and MRS. OTIS VAUGHN 

1 937 G AGLT STREET COLGMBGS, OHIO 









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MR. & MRS. PRESTON P. ALEXANDER 

(SYLVIA KEE AND PRESTOFS ALEXANDER) 
Bronx, New York 



!Ba±t n/l^L±fi£± and Con^xatu[aiLon± to... 

ALLTHE HONOREES 

EMMA KEE and MIKE BULLY 
(Mr. G Mrs. Mike Bully of New York) 



CongzatuLationi and ^Seit ^l/\' ufizi. 
to... 

THE 1986 HONOREES 
THE BUSY BEES OF WESTCHESTER 



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THE OAKWOOD COLLEGE ALCJMNI ASSOCIATION 

— fxom — 

DR. & MRS. LYNN GRAY and FAMILY 



(2ongxatuCaiion.± and !Ba±i ^iAks± 



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DR. & MRS. CHRISTOPHER A. PRINCE 
and FAMILY 



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DR & MRS. CHRISTIAN PEABODY 
and FAMILY 



(616)473-1761 



CM. PRODGCTIOnS 

THE BEST IN ADVENTIST RECORDED MGSIC 
PASTOR CHARLES A. TAPP, President 

51 1 ROSEHILL ROAD. BOX 31 BERRIEN SPRINGS, MICHIGAN 49103 



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ConqtutuLution^ to 

Oakwood College Alumni Association 
MAY GOD COrSTINGE TO BLESS AMD DIRECT YOCI. 

Compliments of 
EVA BRADFORD-ROCK 

INQLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA 



Congra£uLation.± and IBsit nA^iifUi 
to... 

The 1986 Alunnna of the Year.. ..Mrs. Ruth Paschal 

Compliments of 
Pastor and Mrs. J. P. Willis 

NEW YORK CITY 



Cong zatuLatLoni 

WILLIAM R. WRIGHT, JR. — 1986 Alumnus of the Year 



Office of Education 
PACIFIC aNION CONFERENCE 

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA. 



CongtatulatLoni 

CALIFORNIANS FOR OAKWOOD COLLEGE ALCJMMI ASSOCIATIOM 

AND HONOREES: 
WILLIAM R. WRIGHT, JR. and VIVIAN MOODY STOKES 

PACIFIC ONION CONFERENCE 
OF SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTISTS 

2686 Townsgate Road • Westlake Village, CA 91361 
Mailing: P.O. Box 5005 • Westlake Village. CA 91359 






ELDER & DR. MAITLAND G. NGNEZ 

MR. & MRS. JAMES M. JACKSON 

DR. A. SAMGEL RASHFORD 

Compliments of 

MR. and MRS. ELLIOTT M. NUNEZ 



Congratulations and Best Wishes 

from. . . 
CLIFTON DAVIS and FAMILY 



Comb.Lirmnti. of.. 



OLIVER S. PALMER, ESQ. 



(301) 725-6422 .„ 

1 0206 BALSAMWOOD DRIVE MONTPELIER, MD. 20708 



PARTNERS, INC. 

PARTMERS, INC. is a private, non-profit scholarship foundation and will issue scholar- 
ships to several deserving students of Oakwood College in March of each year. 

For membership or contribution information, write: PARTMERS, SMC, 130 South 8th 
Street, P.O. Box 2691, Mineapolis, Minnesota 55402. 

For Scholarship information, write: PARTNERS, mC, 19407 S. Craigjon Avenue, Car- 
son, CA 90746. 

Your contrlbutjon to PARTNERS, INC. is tax deductible, and you will receive a special 
certificate in appreciation of your support and in recognition of your charter PARTNER- 



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Sefferaon Auenue &.S,A, QII|urcl| 

309 JEFFERSON AVEhUE 
ROCHESTER, MEW YORK 1461 1 

Pastor: EDWIN J. HOMPHREY Asst. Pastor: DEDRICK L. BLGE 



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Compliments of 

MR. and MRS. JOHN ROBERT EARLE 
(MARGARET CALDWELL) 

ROCHESTER, MEW YORK 14611 



Congratulations and Best Wishes 

to... 

OUR 1986 HONOREES 

MEATRICE BURTON — (Aunt Bea) 



CongxatuLationi to (Dux \I^auq(iUx. 



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Mem & Dad (Edna and Bruce) 

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Kevin & Linda Herring 



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HELEN W. BECKETT 

From your friends at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 
ELVIA EVERING and SAMMIE STALLON 



donqxatuLationi. to.... 

MRS. HELEN W. BECKETT 

— from — 

DR. & MRS. H. L. CHAMBERS 

CHAMBERS MEDICAL & SURGICAL CLINIC 

Telephone 742-1005 — Answered 24 Hours 

3918 M. HAMPTON ROAD DALLAS, TEXAS 75212 



Congratulations and Best Wishes.... 

HELEN W. BECKETT 
Southwest Conference Certificate of Merit Honoree 

MR. FRANK MATHIS— Store Representative 
Kmart Store *7396 

A MEMBER OF THE K MART INSURANCE GROUP 

(214) 223-5606 
845 N. BECKLEY DESOTO. TEXAS 751 15 



CONGRATGLATIONS AND BEST WISHES TO OGR 1986 HONOREES!! 
REEVES CLEANING CONTRACTORS 

"EXPERTS IN MAINTENANCE ENGINEERING" 

CURVINGTOM REEVES G^Y EDWARDS 

President General Manager 

(614)252-2147 
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2174 CENTRE AVEMGE 
PITTSBURGH, PA. 15219 (HILL DISTRICT) 

Compliments of 
JAMES AND MINNIE PHILLIPS 



(^omfiLimEnti. of.... 

THE VANESSE RESIDENCE & HOLMES CARE CENTER 

for the 

Elderly Who Need Supervision 

MRS. AUDREY HOLMES, Proprietor 

8926 FRANKSTOWN ROAD PI-rTSBGRGH, PA. 15235 



Business: 661-4576 Residence: 361-8449 

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"Over 30 years of Courteous, Responsible, Efficient, Quality Service" 
1418 LINCOLN AVEMGE PITTSBGRGH, PA. 15206 



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Samuel E. Coston Funeral Home 

"A Sympathetic Courteous Service" 
SAMUEL & WANDA A. COSTON 

661-5916 

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May success continue to exceed each new goal! 

Dr. & Mrs. David Anderson 

and 

Cameron & Garrett 

Telephone: 362-8670 
5081 ROSECREST DRIVE PITTSBGRGH, PA. 15201 



Congratulations and Best Wishes 
Class of 1986 and all the 1986 Honorees! 

THE EARLE FAMILY 
Diane M. Earle, D.D.S. 

(214) 376-2663 
5 1 1 GOLDEN TRIANGLE S/C DALLAS, TEXAS 75224 



|! CONGRATGLATIONS AND BEST WISHES 

FOR 
A SGCCESSFGL AND JOYOUS HOMECOMING! 

Compliments of 
THE PINE FORGE ACADEMY CHURCH 

ELDER S. G. CAMPBELL, PASTOR 



MY BROTHERS AND SISTER 

Henry Harrison Lett Franklin Thomas Lett 

Clara Belle Lett Taylor Floyd Benjamin Lett 

Sadly, 

EDNA LETT WILLIAMSON 



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Best Wishes to Our Alma Mater... 

OAKWOOD COLLEGE 

— from — 
EPHESaS SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH 

NEW ORLEANS, LA. 
ELDER HAROLD C. BREWER, Pastor 



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ELDER R. C. CONNERS 

New Orleans East Seventh-Day Adventist Church 

NEW ORLEANS, LA. 



CongxatuLationi and iBeit ^l/\/i±(i£.± to.... 

THE CLASS OF 1986 

Frank Williams, Pastor, Class of '76 
Kenner Seventh-Day Adventist Church 

KENNER. LA. 



(zHcififiLf crfome^coming and ^Seii QViifz^i 

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PASTOR DAVID C. COLEMAN 
CAFFIN AVENUE SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHGRCH 

NEW ORLEANS. LA. 



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Allegheny West Conference Certificate of Merit Honoree 

JOSEPHINE PHILLIPS 

Members and Friends of the Cincinnati Chapter 
of the Oaltwood College Alumni Association 



(2onqxa,tuLciHon± to.... 

WILLIAM WRIGHT — Alumnus of the Year 
JOSEPHINE PHILLIPS— Certificate of Merit Honoree Allegheny West Conf. 

DAYTON, OHIO CHAPTER 
OAKWOOD COLLEGE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 

B. GRIFFITH, President — Tempo 
and H. C.GRIFFITH, SR. — Oakwood Class of 1976 



CONGRATGLATIONS TO ALL THE 1986 HONOREES 
C.omfiLLm£.nti of 

Allegheny West Conference Sabbath School 

and 
Mission Ministries Department 

ELDER and MRS. JOHN S. SMITH, SR. & FAMILY 

CALiFORNIANS FOR OAKWOOD COLLEGE — EMPIRE CHAPTER 

P.O. BOX 55567 
RIVERSIDE, CA. 92517-0567 

OFFICERS 

„ ._, , JIM WARREN 

President 

„. „ .. , ..JOE HUTCHINSON 

Vice President • 

HEDERKA E. NEWBERRY 

Secretary 

BESSIE SHIRLEY 

Treasurer 

"Because a MltiD IS a TERRIBLE thing TO WASTE, .... Let this mind be in you...' Phil. 2: 5 









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A Graduate Bible Instructor 
MRS. PHADIA R. GRIMSLEY 

LlhDEM SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH 
228-20 137th Avenue, Laurelton, N.Y. 11413 

Home: 36 Commander Ave., Hempstead, N.Y. 1 1550 
(516)538-4713 

Employer: Northeastern Conference of S.D.A. — (718) 291-8006 



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THE FAMILY HEALTH EDUCATION SERVICE 

OF 
ALLEGHENY WEST CONFERENCE 

COLUMBUS, OHIO 
R. C. LEWIS, Director 

Compliments of.... 

TURNER TRAVEL 

"We Specialize In Group Tour Planning" 

ARTIS J. TGRNER, Travel Consultant 

(504)241-3513 

6952 VIRGILIAN STREET NEW ORLEANS, LA. 70 1 26 

Congratulations to.... 

DR. EMERSOM COOPER 

for a job well done 

as 

Oakwood College interim President 



Clong%atuLatLon± to 
ig86 (Dalzujood (Io[[sg& c:/f[umnu± of tnz Hjsax 

WILLIAM ''BILL" WRIGHT 



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Compliments of 



Blach ?Ilumni of Loma Linda University 



NATHAN LEWIS, M.D. GAINES PARTRIDGE, Ph.D. 

President Student Affairs 



donq xutuLation± from. . . . 

ARIZONANS FOR OAKWOOD 
COLLEGE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 



MONROE ALLEN FLORENCE DARBY 

IRIS ALVES CLIFTON & PAMELA DAWES 

JOHN ALVES LEO & MARJORIE QWINN 

THERESA ALVES AGNES HIGQINS 

TRACY BASS ADDISON HINES 

JUANITA & SAM BOND ROBERT & IDA LEE 

EMMALYN COLLINS WAYNE & SHARON O'BANNON 

JOHN & NANCY DAMON MYRA SMITH 

MEMBERS, ASSOCIATE MEMBERS and PATRONS 



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PATRONS FROM THE DALLAS, TEXAS AREA 
Friends of Mandy Martin, W. E. Hucks, and Olice Brown 



Dr. & Mrs. Herbert Alexander 

Mr. Nathaniel Alsobrook 

Mr. & Mrs. Donald Arnette 

Mr. Samuel K. Awonusi 

Mr. & Mrs. Gregory Baker 

Mr. & Mrs. Paul Blocker, Sr. 

Mr. & Mrs. Barry Brann 

MR. & Mrs. Jerry Brann 

Mr. & Mrs. Caswell Brown 

Mr. & Mrs. Olice Brown 

Elder & Mrs. Rawdon Brown, Sr. 

Pastor & Mrs. Leon Bryant 

Mrs. Reida Caleb 

Mr. & Mrs. Robert L. Carter 

Mrs. Helen Caruthers 

Mrs. Isolyne Crawford 

Mr. & Mrs. James Campbell 

Mrs. Bettie Collins 

Mr. & Mrs. Donald Choice 

Mrs. Dorothy Choice 

Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Coopwood 

Mr. & Mrs. Horace Cunningham 

Mr. & Mrs. Selvin W. Duncan 

Mrs. tallage J. Egleston 

Mr. & Mrs. Eugene Ellis 



Mr. & Mrs. Frank Evans 

Elder & Mrs. James Ford 

Ms. Adrianne French 

Ms. Jennie Fuller 

Mrs. Jo Etta Garry 

Ms. Yvonne Gibbons 

Mrs. Theresa Hampden 

Mr. & Mrs. E. Victor Hart 

Mrs. Patricia Hall 

Mr. John Henderson 

Mr. & Mrs. J. E. Holley 

Mr. & Mrs. Willie E. Hucks, Sr. 

Mrs. Pauline Hunter 

Mr. & Mrs. Cecil Jackson 

Mr. Daniel Jackson 

Mr. Elvin Jackson 

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Jackson 

Mr. & Mrs. Billy Johnson 

Ms. Eddie Johnson 

Mr. Filbert Johnson 

Mr. & Mrs. Harold Jones. Ill 

Mr. & Mrs. Edwin Joyner 

Mr. & Mrs. Price W. Kaler. Jr. 

Mrs. Brenda Kelly 

Mr. & Mrs. James Laborde. Sr. 

Mr. & Mrs. Tyrone Ledbetter 



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PATRONS FROM THE DALLAS, TEXAS AREA 
Friends of Mandy Martin, W. E. Hucks, and Olice Brown 



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Mr. & Mrs. Bernice Lewis 
Mr. & Mrs. George Lewis 
Mr. & Mrs. Jerry W. Lockett 
Ms. Mandy Martin 
Mrs. Alice Mathis 
Ms. Patsy Metters 
Mrs. Johnny Mayfield 
Mrs. Deborah Moore Malone 
Mr. Melvin McClelland 
Mrs. Lola McLemore 

Mr. Wilbert McClain 

Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Medlock 

Mr. & Mrs. Eugene Moore 

Elder & Mrs. J. A. Morris 

Mr. Donald R. Moy 

Mr. Calvin McNorton 

Jonathan & Wesley McNorton 

Mrs. Bettye McGregor 

Mrs. Clara Morris 

Mr. & Mrs. Michael Paschal 

Mr. Moses Paulden 

Mr. & Mrs. Freddie Penn 

Mrs. Gloria Price 

Mrs. Virginia Phillips 

Mr. & Mrs. George Richard 



Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Richard 

Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Ricks, Sr. 

Mr. W. C. Robinson 

Mr. & Mrs. Marvin Shelton 

Elder & Mrs. E. W. Shepperd 

Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Simmons 

Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Smith 

Mr. & Mrs. Sam Smith 

Ms. Mildred Stokes 

Ms. Renata Taylor 

Mrs. Gloria Thomas 

Mrs. Sadie Toliver 

Ms. Janice Valentine 

Mr. & Mrs. Curtis Virgil 

Ms. Thea G. Walker 

Mr. Roosevelt Washington 

Mr. & Mrs. Rodney Wadley 

Mrs. Lonie Wells 

Mrs. Janie Wilson 

Mrs. Sonia Z. Wilson 

Mr. Walter Wilson 

Mrs. Katie Williams 

Mrs. Bessie L. Williams 

Mr. James Young 



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PATRONS 



Mr. & Mrs. Alan A. Anderson 

Carolyn Antonio 

Mrs. Frances Bennett 

Pastor James O. Best & Family 

Pastor & Mrs. D. L. Blue 

Lillian Bolden 

Dr. & Mrs. James Bowman 

James & Dorothy Bowman 

Dr. Charles Bridges & Family 

Mr. & Mrs. Lloyd Brown 

Mr. & Mrs. Morris Brown 

Mr. & Mrs. Luther Bruner 

Mr. & Mrs. Abraham Butts 

Mrs. Adele B. Clark 

Mrs. Ann Casey 

Mrs. Chapman Clements 
& Family 

John & Mamie W. demons 

Dr. & Mrs. Clesbie Daniels 

Mr. & Mrs. Thomas G. Davidson 

William & Louise E. Davis 

Mr. & Mrs. Alfred Edwards 

Dr. Alfred Edwards 

Mark C. Edwards 

Mr. & Mrs. Phillip Edwards 

Ramona Joy Edwards 

Mr. & Mrs. Warren Edwards 



Miss Frances Fountain 

Elder Henry Freeman & Family 

Mr. & Mrs. James L. Furiow 

Mrs. Virginia Galloway 
& Family 

horma Gardner 

Mr. & Mrs. Ephraim Gavers 

Margie Granderson 

Elizabeth Gwynne 

Elder Frank Hale & Family 

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Hamilton 

Mrs. Iva Harrell 

Mamie Harris 

Mrs. Martha Harris & Family 

Mr. Robert Hart & Family 

Larene Harvey 

Mr. & Mrs. Roy Holman 

Mrs. Alacyce Howard 

Pastor & Mrs. E. J. Humphrey 

Mrs. Hattie James 

Benjamin Jackson 

Dr. & Mrs. Godfrey Jackson 

Mr. & Mrs. Donnell Johnson 

Granville & Cassie Johnson 

Gwendolyn Johnson 

Mr. &• Mrs. Reynell Johnson 




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PATRONS 



HELEN LEWIS 

ERMA LOFTON 

MR. JAMES LYNCH & FAMILY 

MRS. MENTROSE R. MATTHEWS 

JACQUELINE McDONALD 

MRS. EVELYN LOWE MITCHELL 

MR. & MRS. LAWRENCE C. MOORE 

MR. LEAMON MOORE 

SIMON & URSULA MOSBY 

MRS. MYRTLE MURPHY 

MISS SANDRA OLDS 

MR. & MRS. GABRIEL OZONUWE 

JAMES & MINNIE PHILLIPS 

ELDER & MRS. L. G. REID 

ELDER & MRS. CARL ROGERS 
& FAMILY 

MRS. ELIZABETH LETT RUDD 

MR. & MRS. THADDEUS N. SESSUMS 

MRS. BARBARA LETT SIMMONS 

MRS. IDA M. SCOTT 

MR. & MRS. THEODORE THORN 

MRS. VIOLET HALL THOMPSON 

MR. & MRS. JAMES TRAMEL 

MR. ISAAC N. WASHINGTON 

MRS. RUTH DEAN WHEELER 

PROF. & MRS. EMERTON C. WHIDBEE 



PASTOR LINVAL & CORDELL 
WILLIAMSON 

ELDER & MRS. J. P. WILLIS 

MR. & MRS. DONALD WILSON 

MRS. DOROTHY YOUNG 

MR. & MRS. MARVIN CARMICHAEL 

MR. D. THOMAS COX 

DR. & MRS. CLESBIE DANIELS 

MRS. DOLORES ETTER 

MR. & MRS. PHILIP J. WILLIAMS 

MR. & MRS. ED HALL 

MS. CAROL POLAK 

MR. LARRY BRISCOE 

MRS. M. MYRTLE SMITH 

ELDER & MRS. J. W. HUTCHINSON 

KING'S DAUGHTERS— Teaneck, N.J. 

STEVE SAMUELS 

PATRICIA L. MANNING 

HERMINE McMURREN 

MR. & MRS. FRITZ NOZIL 

ROBERT LONGMORE 

DENISE KINCAID 

DIANE MORMON 

HARRY KERR 

IDA LaJEANNE ALEXANDER 

LORNA TAYLOR 



THERE'LL ALWAYS BE AN OAKWOOD 

There'll always be an Oakwood, as long as hearts can love, 
As long as all the people here seek guidance from above. 

As long as man can feel his need for power from on high, 
As long as we remember that God's coming draweth nigh. 

There'll always be an Oakwood, no matter what we say 
For signs are all forecasting a better, brighter day. 

When dedicated faculty and loving friends and true. 

Join hearts and hands together to see each project through. 

There'll always be an Oakwood as long as parents dear. 
Sacrifice unstingtingly and send their youngsters here. 

For children as the Good Book say, "Are an heritage of the Lord" 
They must be given every chance, "The fruit of the womb. ..His reward. 

There'll always be an Oakwood to give youngsters a start, 

A Christian College designed to train the head, the hand, and the heart. 

Where students strive for excellence, and courage and faith to endure. 
Where character building is the goal, a crown of life to secure. 

There'll always be an Oakwood when grateful alumni treasure. 
Fellowship at the college beautiful and seek to repay in some 
measure... The debt of love we owe. 

For here at the place where lovliness Her house in beauty keeps. 
We have lived and learned together, how Oakwood her harvest reaps! 



There'll always be an Oakwood. 



Henrietta Sarah Granderson Jackson 
Alumna of the Year, 1977 



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